Monday, August 16, 2010

Artocarpus altilis (Breadfruit)


Medium tree, height : 12 m (40 ft)


Common & local names  : Breadfruit, broodvrucht, fruit a pain, castana, sukun, kluwe, kulur, fruta pao, arbodel pan, mazapan.
Family :  Moraceae (Mulberry)
Syn : Artocarpus incisus

Artocarpus altilis is a species of flowering plant native to   the western Pasific Islands, New Guine and Indo-Malay Archipelago, but now widely cultivated  throughout the tropics. It is a fast growing evergreen tree, reaching 85 ft (26 m) in height.