Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Artocarpus kemando Miq.

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

Description

This is a large tree to 40 m tall with buttresses to 2.4 m high. The bole is brown with smooth to fissured bark. Leaf is leathery, entire and small (5–14 × 3–6 cm). The leaf is distinctly tipped with rounded base, with some hair on the midrib and nerve on the lower surface. Saplings have deeply lobed leaves.

Fruit head is about 4 × 2.5 cm, ellipsoid and thickly velvety.

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

Distribution

Malay Penisula, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra

Localities

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve

General Biology

Found in lowland forests, including swamp 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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