Artocarpus hirsutus Lam.

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Artocarpus hirsutus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Artocarpus hirsutus Lam.
  • Common name : Wild Jack Tree
  • Vernacular name : Lakucah (San.); Hebba halasu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 7048, CJS 12423, CES 314
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha; C.J.Saldanha & P.Prakash
  • Key identification features : A large evergreen tree with milky latex. Bark is mossy-grey, smooth, lenticellate. Leaves are simple and dark green. The branchlets are covered with rust-brown hairs. Inflorescence is axillary. The female inflorescence is globose with individual flowers embedded in its axis. Male flowers, consisting of a single stamen are inconspicuous and are borne on an elongate inflorescence. The female inflorescence with its constituent flowers forms a multiple fruit similar to the Jack fruit but is not as big, 10 cm, the fleshy and juicy sepals and petals being the edible part. This species occurs wild and is also cultivated for its fruit, which is edible.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : One of the reserved trees of the erstwhile Mysore state. Wood used in making of boats, furnitures, houses etc.. Fruits are edible. The Great Indian Hornbills frequently nest on these trees.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hanbal road (Hassan); Belmannu-Karkala road (Dakshina Kannada)
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, 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; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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