Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Artocarpus dadah Miq.

Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum/Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Eudicots
Order:Rosales
Family:Moraceae
Genus:Artocarpus
Species:A. dadah
Status:Endangered

Description

This is a small to medium-sized bushy tree growing up to 24 m tall. The bole is grey with some fissures. The leaves measures about 15–30 cm, leathery and oblong with asymmetrical leaf base. The twigs, leaf stalks and undersides of leaves are covered by soft hair. The underside of leaves are also somewhat glaucous. Juveniles have deeply lobed leaves while mature trees have entire leaves. The fruits are 5–9 cm, pale green with deep pink flesh, finely velvety and appearing smooth.

Read more about the Rosales order.
Read more about the Moraceae family.

Distribution

Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo

Localities

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve

General Biology

Artocarpus dadah is commonly found in lowland forests and open country.

References

Chong, K. Y., H. T. W. Tan & R. T. Corlett, 2009. A Checklist of the Total Vascular Plant Flora of Singapore: Native, Naturalised and Cultivated Species. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 273 pp.
 
Corner, E. J. H., 1988. Wayside trees of Malaya. Third Edition. Volumes 1-2. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 861 pp.
 
Keng, H., 1990. The concise flora of Singapore: gymnosperms and dicotyledons. Singapore University Press, Singapore. 222 pp.
 
Ng, F. S. P. 1978. Tree flora of Malaya. Vol. 3. Malayan Forest Records No. 26. Longman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 339 pp. 
 
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