Artocarpus antiarifolia Becc.
Artocarpus borneensis Merr.
Artocarpus eberhardtii Gagnep.
Artocarpus gomezianus griffithii King
Artocarpus griffithii (King) Merr.
Artocarpus humilis Becc.
Artocarpus lamellosus Blanco
Artocarpus lanceolatus TrÃ©cul
Artocarpus lingnanensis Merr.
Artocarpus parvus Gagnep.
Artocarpus sampor Gagnep.
Artocarpus vrieseanus subsessilis F.M.Jarrett
Artocarpus xanthocarpus Merr.
Saccus lanceolatus Kuntze
Saccus nitidus Kuntze
Artocarpus nitidus is an evergreen tree growing up to 41 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 70cm in diameter, sometimes with buttresses up to 100cm high[
The tree is harvested from the wild as a local source of food and wood - the wood is also traded as a source of 'terap' timber[
]. The tree is sometimes cultivated in Thailand and North Vietnam for its fruits[
E. Asia - southern China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
An upper canopy tree in undisturbed to slightly disturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1,500 metres. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
In general, species in this genus prefer a deep, well-drained soil; young plants need some shade, but need increasing light levels as they mature[
Fruit - raw[
]. A sweet, orange-coloured pulp[
]. Not very tasty[
]. The reddish-orange to yellow fruit is 4 - 8cm in diameter[
The bark and roots are chewed as a masticatory in conjunction with betel (Areca spp.)[
The fruits are used medicinally[
The wood is used for house construction and for making blow pipes and gun / parang handles[
We have no more specific information for this species, but it belongs to a group of species whose timber is known as 'terap'[
]. The general description of terap timber is as follows:-
The heartwood is yellow to pale brown; it is usually not differentiated from the sapwood. The texture is moderately coarse to coarse and even; the grain is interlocked. The wood is non-durable under tropical conditions. It seasons fairly slowly, with high shrinkage and slight bowing, cupping and checking. It is generally easy to work; saws well; planes easily but leaves a rough finish on radial surfaces; bores and turns easily, but leaves a rough finish;nailing property is good; can be peeled satisfactorily and is suitable for plywood production. Locally, the wood is used for light construction, for making boxes, crates, wooden pallets and veneer. The wood is sometimes nicely figured and therefore is suitable for decorative purposes like furniture, joinery and panelling[
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.