Artocarpus gomezianus subsp. zeylanicus Jarrett

  • Family : MORACEAE
    (Mulberry Or Fig Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJEER FAMILY (अंजीर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MORACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Vernacular name : Lakucha (Sanskrit); Vate huli mara (Kannada); Chima, Kattukadaplavu, Pulichakka, Theetiplavu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Planted. Frequent near human habitations and in forests. Fruit is edible. Timber is used for a variety of purposes. A fodder tree in Nepal.
  • Key identification features : A large deciduous trees growing up to 20m. Bark dark grey or purplish, exfoliating, young parts of the plants are grey or rusty tomentose. Leaves are simple, leathery, ovate -oblong and grey downy underneath, Fruit is smooth and globose.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April
  • Collector(s) Name : D.H.Nicolson, C.J.Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Collection Nos : HFP 238, KFP 1003, KFP 10978
  • Collection Locality : Yettinahalla, Shiradi Ghat (Hassan)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Ernakulam district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia.
  • World Distribution : South West India and Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. gomezianus subsp. zeylanicus. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Image(s)


All fields are required

Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at