Dewa/Monkey Jack

Monkey Jack

Scientific name: Artocarpus lacucha Buch.-Ham

Local name: Dewa

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom         :Plantae

Division           :Magnoliophyta

Class                :Magnoliopsida

Order               : Rosales

Family             :Moraceae

Genus              :Artocarpus

Species            : A. lacucha


Botanical Description of Monkey Jack Plant

Habit: Perennial large tree


Root: Tap root system

Stem: A large deciduous tree, up to 20 m. tall with a dense crown

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

Daua leaf dorsal

Figure Adaxial site of leaf

K1600_Daua leaf ventral

Figure Abaxial site of leaf

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

Fruit: A syncarp, globose, irregular lobed.

Monkey jack 2 (1)










Chromosome number: 2n=56

Economic Importance: Fruit is edible, trunk is used as furniture.


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