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Artocarpus fulvicortex Jarrett

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

Description

This is a medium-sized tree reaching 30 m tall, with short buttresses up to 2 m. It is similar to Artocarpus dadah but the bole is orange- to reddish-brown. The leaf blade is about 10–20 × 7–14 cm, stiff leathery, broadly elliptic and asymmetric with apex blunt to rounded. The upper surface of the leaf is glabrous while the underside has dense stiff hairy and somewhat bluish-green in colour. The fruit heads are about 5–7 cm wide, rounded and velvety, going from sooty-brown to orange-yellow when ripe. 

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Distribution

Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Sumatra

General Biology

Artocarpus fulvicortex is distributed in lowland forests.

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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