Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Artocarpus gomezianus Wall. ex Trec.

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

Description

This is a medium to large sized tree, reaching 42 m tall. The bole is grey brown with bark cracking to scaly. The leathery leaves, about 11–25 × 7–16 cm, are oblong to elliptic, and shortly tipped with rounded base. The leaves are glabrous on both surfaces, and shiny on the upper surfaces. The fruiting head is round or ovoid, 4–6 cm, yellow, smooth and shinny outside and rose pink inside.

The plant is named after a plant collector Gomez. 

Read more about the Rosales order.
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Distribution

Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Sumatra, Java

General Biology

Artocarpus gomezianus is distributed in lowland rainforests. 

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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