Jungle Jack

The scientific name of Jungle Jack: Artocarpus hirsutus Lam

Name of Jungle Jack in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Lakucha, Likucha, Dahu, Adahu, Iravatam

English: Wild Jack.

Hindi: Vadahar.

Malayalam: Anjili, Ayani.

Tamil: AiyinipilaAnjily.

Plant description:

Jungle Jack-Anjili is an endemic in the Western ghats area tree, grows in high altitudes ranging from 1000 meters, it is semi-tree in places with good rainfall. They can reach a height of up to 35m. The leaves are simple, alternately arranged, spiral, clustered branch end; stipules lanceolate,  up to 2.5 cm long, tawny hirsute; petiole 1.3 to 3 cm long, stout, subterete and hirsute; ovate to elliptic, apex sub-acute sometime shortly acuminate, base rounded, margin entire. Fruits are thorny peripheral, yellow in color, and resemble a jackfruit, seeds are many, about 1m in diameter. The timbers are useful in furniture making.

Useful plant parts: Fruit Leaves and Bark

Medicinal uses: To treat diarrhea, pimples, and indigestion.

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