1046.000 Artocarpus J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Monoecious trees. Leaves alternate or spiral, large, stiff, entire, lobed or compound. Flowers small, numerous. Male flowers borne in oblong or club-shaped stiff spikes; perianth 2-4-lobed; stamen 1. Female flowers borne in a dense spherical or oblong head; perianth tubular, contracted at the apex; style usually exserted. Fruit an often large syncarp, echinate or prickly (in ours). Seeds large, embedded in the flesh of the fruit.

Derivation of name: from the Greek artos bread and carpos fruit, referring to Artocarpus altilis, the Breadfruit.

Worldwide: Native to India.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Artocarpus heterophyllus

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heterophyllus Lam.Image

Other sources of information about Artocarpus:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Artocarpus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Artocarpus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Artocarpus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Artocarpus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Artocarpus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Artocarpus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Artocarpus
JSTOR Plant Science: Artocarpus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Artocarpus
Plants of the World Online: Artocarpus
Tropicos: Artocarpus
Wikipedia: Artocarpus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Artocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1880, retrieved 21 May 2024

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