Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (MULBERRY or FIG FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
  • Common name : Jack Fruit Tree
  • Vernacular name : Kathal (Hindi); Halasu, Halsande, Halase hannu (Kannada); Palaa (Tamil); Panasah (Sanskrit); Chakka maram, Pilavu, Plavu, Kottachakka (Malayalam); Panasa (Oria); Panasa (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Cultivated in most parts of the world. Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills to 1300m; in wild as well as in cultivation. Fruits are edible.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-July
  • World Distribution : Widely cultivated throughout tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 -Flora of Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Artocarpus heterophyllus. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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