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NTBG Plant Name:
Artocarpus mariannensis
Identified As:
Artocarpus mariannensis 'Mei Kuli'
Barcode:
PTBG1000033724
Specimen ID:
063495
Collector ID:
404
Collector Name:
Diane Ragone
Collection Date:
August 14, 1987
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Observers:
Adelino Lorens
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Sokehs Municipality
Elevation:
30
Locality:
Nan Pohnmahl.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Fruits small, lumpy, asymmetrical with long, thin stalk. Dark green, pebbly with hard raised or pyramidal section flattened on top. Yellow flesh with seeds. Fewer seeds than the other type of 'Mei Kuli' with entire leaf. Leaves deeply dissected , almost to midrib, with 3-4 pairs of widely separated, serrated lobes. Glossy, Smooth blade with green veins. No hairs on upper veins. Very few appressed reddish hairs on lower veins. Tree ca. 10 m.
From Cultivated Plant:
Yes
Ethnobotanical Notes:
There are two types of 'Mei Kuli': fruits are typical of Artocarpus mariannensis but leaves are very different; entire or only 1-2 lobed or deeply dissected with thin, serrated lobes.
Comments:
Introduced from Kapingamarangi Island.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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