Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Artocarpus chaplasha Roxb

Family: Moraceae Genus: Artocarpus Species: Artocarpus chaplasha Roxb






Synonym Artocarpus chama Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Chaplash Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Chapalish Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Chaplash Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Upto 1700 m Fruit Type Aggregate
Habit Tree Fruit Details Syncarp subglobose, 1.5—6 cm diameter, surface smooth, with scattered persistent bracts; wall 1—5 mm thick; fruiting perianths 1—12; peduncle 1.5—4(—20) mm long
Habitat Evergreen forest in the humid tropical zone or in areas with a relatively mild monsoon climate Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Other Parts Of East Asia Bark Details The bark grey to brown, peeling off in flakes
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Obovate
Description of Species Large deciduous tree up to 50 m tall. Bark grayish brown with large white patches and deep vertical furrows peeling off in pieces. Latex milky, copious, Leaves of seedling, saplings and young shoots pinnafid or lobed. Leaves elliptic, oblong or ovate, 15-36 × 7-20 cm, margin entire or minutely dentate serrate, apex acute, obtuse or slightly cuspidate, thinly coriaceous, sparsely hispid above, hispid pubescent beneath, lateral veins 6-10 on either side of the midvein, reticulation distinct, pilose of hispid tomentose, petiole pubescent, 1-2.5 cm long, stipules large amplexicaul. Inflorescence or receptacle axillary, solitary, globose, peduncles long, puberulous. Male flowers sessile, mixed with scales, perianth segments oblong 2-3, pubescent, bifid at the apex, filaments short, anthers exserted, 2-celled. Female flowers globose to ellipsoid, tuberculate, bracts peltate. Style exserted. Fruiting syncarp yellow when young. Drupes ellipsoid. Seeds ovoid 1.5 cm long. Leaf Details Leaves obovate, elliptic to oblong, 14-23 × 9-14 cm and the crown large and spreading

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