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Useful Tropical Plants

Artocarpus altissimus

(Miq.) J.J.Sm.

Moraceae

+ Synonyms

Grewia subcordata Miq.

Morus altissima Miq.

Common Name:

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General Information

Artocarpus altissimus is a deciduous tree growing up to 30 metres tall. The bole is stoutly buttressed[
524
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 41
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Boston, Mass.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a treatment of the genus Artocarpus, section Pseudojaca. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
A good quality timber is obtained from the tree.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

524
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 41
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Boston, Mass.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a treatment of the genus Artocarpus, section Pseudojaca. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Evergreen forests at elevations up to 540 metres[
524
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 41
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Boston, Mass.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a treatment of the genus Artocarpus, section Pseudojaca. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


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[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The brownish, streaked wood is close-grained and easily worked[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is a valuable timber for ship building[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed - best extracted from ripe fruits and sown immediately as they cannot withstand desiccation and lose viability within a few week[
525
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 40
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Boston, Mass.
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a treatment of the genus Artocarpus, section Artocarpus. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. There is no period of dormancy, the seed usually germinating immediately[
525
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 40
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Boston, Mass.
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a treatment of the genus Artocarpus, section Artocarpus. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
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