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2. Artocarpus lakucha Buch.-Ham. in Mom. Wern. Soc. 5:333. 1826. Fl. Ind. 3:524. 1832; Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Or. t. 681. 1841; King in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5: 543. 1888; Brandis, Ind. Trees 612. 1906; Parker, l.c. 483. 1956; Mabberley in Taxon 26(5/6): 529. 1977.

English: Monkey jack.

Vern.: Barhal.


A large deciduous tree, upto 20 m tall, with a dense spreading crown. Trunk with fissured blackish bark, 2-23 m in circumference, young shoots vinous tomentose. Leaves with a 1-2.5 cm long petiole; lamina oblong or elliptic to ± obovate, 15-25 (-30) cm long, 10-15 (-20) cm broad, scabrid, pubescent beneath, entire or denticulate; stipules lanceolate, 10-15 mm long, hairy. Male inflorescence ovoid, c. 20-25 mm long, subsessile, orange yellow. Female inflorescence subglobose, stout peduncled, slightly longer than male. Syncarp globose, 4-10 cm in diameter, irregularly lobed, almost smooth, yellow on maturity.

Fl. Per.: April June.

Type: India, Buch.-Hem. (K-W).

Distribution: Confined to Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, Burma and Malaysia; introduced and cultivated elsewhere.

Reported in cultivation in Lahore by Parker (l.c.).


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