Synonym: Artocarpus integra, Artocarpus integrifolius
The Jack Fruit, a close relative of the breadfruit, is a very large tree cultivated as a novelty in parts of the West Indies. Its fruits are highly prized in Ceylon and other parts of the Asiatic Tropics. Unlike the breadfruit, the leaves of the jack fruit are usually entire and only about 6 inches long. Several related species produce edible fruits or seeds in the Asiatic Tropics. Perhaps the most important of these is Artocarpus odoratissima Blanco, the Marang of the southern Philippines and Borneo. It has larger leaves than the jack fruit and spiny fruits about 6 inches long. The edible pulp and seeds resemble those of the jack fruit. A. champeden (Lour.) Spreng. is cultivated in the Malay Peninsula. Both the flesh and the seeds are eaten.
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