Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Knowledge of little-known exotic fruits. 11. Nangka or jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.).

Abstract

The botany of jackfruit, which originates in India and Sri Lanka and is also cultivated in Brazil and the Caribbean, and anatomy and composition of the fruits are described and illustrated. Uses of the plant for food and wood are reviewed. A list of other Artocarpus species with their uses is presented.