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  Artocarpus incisus
  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Artocarpus incisus (Thunb.) L.f., Suppl. Pl. 411. 1781; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 659. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 777. 2009. Rademachia incisa Thunb., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Handl. 37: 253. 1776. Artocarpus communis J.R. & G. Forst., Char. Gen. 103. 1776; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 277. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 376. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 430. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 374. 1989.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kadachakka, Kadapilavu, Seemaplavu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bread fruit
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 10 m high. Leaves simple, alternate; stipule 10-25 cm long, lateral; petiole 3-6 cm long, stout, brown tomentose; lamina 10-60 x 8-30 cm, broadly ovate, pinnatifid, base decurrent, apex acuminate, lobes oblong, margin of each lobes entire or dentate-serrate, chartaceous, sericeous-pubescent along the nerves above, densely beneath; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs, pinnate, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual; spikes on the main branches; male catkin: 8-20 x 1-2 cm, pendent, oblong-cylindric; flower: perianth 2 mm, glabrous, bilobed; stamen 1; filament to 2 mm; anthers oblong; female spike: 4-8 x 3-6 cm; perianth 2 mm; ovary superior, 0.2 mm, obovoid; stigma simple. Fruit a sorosis 15-20 x 10-15 cm, oblong or round, set with conical process; peduncle 4-12 cm; seeds 1.5-2.5 cm, oblong-cylindric (seed formation is very rare).
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Pacific Islands
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Valayar
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