Scientific name: Artocarpus chama Buch-Ham

Synonym: Artocarpus chaplasha Roxb.

Local name: Chambal, Cham, Kathalicham




Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Class   :Magnoliopsida
Order  : Rosales
Family :Moraceae
Genus :Artocarpus
Species: A. lacucha


Botanical Description of Chapalish Plant

Habit: Perennial large deciduous tree

Root: Tap root system

Stem: A large deciduous tree, up to 30 m. tall

Leaf: Simple alternate, petiolate, lamina eliptic, ovate or obovate

Inflorescence: Plant monoecious, male and female heads born separately.

Fruit: A syncarp, globose, irregular lobed.


Chromosome number: 2n=56

Economic Importance: Trunk is used as furniture.


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