Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.

Family: Moraceae Genus: Artocarpus Species: Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.






Synonym Artocarpus brasiliensis Gomez , Artocarpus maxima Blanco
Flower Color White
Common Name Jackfruit, Kathal Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Jackfruit Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Theibong Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Aggregate
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 30-45 X 20-25 cm, oblong, tuberculate, tubercles conical yellowish-green, fruiting perianth yellow to light orange and pleshy
Habitat Occurs in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests also widely cultivated Bark Type Exfoliating
Distribution India, Sri lanka, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malysia, Myanmar, Tanzani, Thailnd, Uganda and Vietnam Bark Details Bark 10-12 mm thick, blackish-grey, mottled with green and black,in large thick flakes, exfoliated surface orange-red, blaze pinkish-yellow, exudation milky white latex, trunk with warty tubercles
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a large tree with a dense crown, reaching a height of 15 m or more; the cylindrical stem is rounded at the ends; bark grey-brown to dark brown with warty excrescences; blaze pale pink to yellow, exuding a copious milky latex when cut Leaf Details Stipules 3-5 cm long, lateral, ovate-lanceolate, sheathing, glabrous, cauducous

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details