Artocarpus gomezianus subsp. zeylanicus Jarrett

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Artocarpus gomezianus
  • Subspecies : zeylanicus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Artocarpus gomezianus subsp. zeylanicus Jarrett (Not found in The Plant List)
  • Vernacular name : Lakucha (San.); Vate huli mara (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 238, KFP 1003, KFP 10978
  • Collector(s) Name : D.H.Nicolson, C.J.Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : A large deciduous trees growing up to 20m. Bark dark grey or purplish, exfoliating, young parts of the plants are grey or rusty tomentose. Leaves are simple, leathery, ovate -oblong and grey downy underneath, Fruit is smooth and globose.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia.
  • Comments : Frequent near human habitations and in forests. Pieces of fruits are edible, dried and used as a substitute for tamarind in curries. Fruits are also pickled. Timber is used for a variety of purposes. A fodder tree in Nepal.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Yettinahalla, Shiradi Ghat (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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