Thursday, January 23, 2014

Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit tree)

Young  Jackfruit tree, 13 ft tall

Young  Jackfruit tree, 10 ft tall

Common & local names : Jackfruit, Jack, or Jak, Phannasa, Khnor, Langka, Nangka, Nanka, Kathal, Mu bo luo, etc.
Family :Moraceae
Genus :Artocarpus
Syns  : Artocarpus jaca, Artocarpus maxima Blanco, Artocarpus philippensis, Polyphema jaca, Artocarpus integer.

Artocarpus heterophyllus is a medium-size (26-82 ft tall) evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, India, South Asia, and widely cultivated in other tropical regions for its fruit.