Artocarpus acuminatissima Merr.
Artocarpus cumingianus Trécul
Artocarpus ovatus is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 metres tall. The bole can be up to 50cm in diameter[
A latex with potential for use as a chewing gum base is obtained from the tree, whilst the wood is a source of keledang timber, which is traded..
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Lowland forests and thickets, at elevations up to 750 metres[
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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[
A latex obtained from the tree is known as 'Anubing gum'[
]. It has been recommended as a base for chewing gums[
The wood is hard[
We have no more specific information for this species, but it is a source of keledang timber, the general description of which follows:-
The heartwood is yellow-brown to orange-red, darkinging to golden brown; it is clearly demarcated from the 5 - 7cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain straight or interlocked; there is a lustrous, ribbon-like aspect. The wood is fairly heavy, fairly hard, durable, being moderately resistant to fungi and resistant to termites and dry wood borers. It seasons somewhat slowly with a high risk of distortion and a slight risk of checking; once dry it is moderately stable to stable in service. It has a fairly high blunting effect upon tools, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide are recommended; the surface is fibrous and filling is recommended; it takes screws and nails poorly; glues correctly. The wood is used for furniture, house building, turnery, light carpentry, interior joinery and panelling, boxes and crates, boats etc[
]. It is used for making high class coffins in Malaysia[
Seed - best extracted from ripe fruits and sown immediately as they cannot withstand desiccation and lose viability within a few week[
]. There is no period of dormancy, the seed usually germinating immediately[
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