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NTBG Plant Name:
Artocarpus mariannensis
Identified As:
Artocarpus mariannensis 'Weang'
Barcode:
PTBG1000019717
Specimen ID:
057761
Collector ID:
361
Collector Name:
Diane Ragone
Collection Date:
August 4, 1987
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Nama
State:
CHUUK STATE
Locality:
Nama Island - Upper Mortlocks. Urev. Sealevel
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Fruits oblong, symmetrical, lumpy. Dark green, pebbly with hard raised or pyramidal sections flattened on top. Very yellow flesh with large seeds. Leaves deeply dissected with 2-3 pairs of widely separated, narrow lobes with serrated margins. Dark, glossy, smooth blade with green veins. No to few hairs on upper veins. Many soft, appressed reddish hairs on lower veins. Tree ~ 15 m.
From Cultivated Plant:
Yes
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Ethnobotany - Name means 'hand' or 'branched like coral', refers to the serrated, deeply dissected leaves. Also called Mwe serang, or Weang. Te mai keang in Gilberts. Informant: Loves Remit, Losap Municipal Office. Meifou are seedles types. Seeded breadfruit are known as Meias with two types: deeply incised leaves (Mei koeng) or entire (Mei chocho). There may be 1-2 types in these categories. Both are widely grown in the atolls. Not found in Lagoon islands. Trees are massive specimens often growing 15-20 ft. before branching with huge trunks and buttress roots, to heights of 60+ feet. They tend not to grow as massively in the Lagoon Islands.
Habitat:
Cultivated
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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