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NTBG Plant Name:
Artocarpus altilis
Identified As:
Artocarpus altilis Ebechab
Barcode:
PTBG1000011489
Specimen ID:
027861
Collector ID:
568
Collector Name:
Diane Ragone
Collection Date:
February 12, 1998
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Observers:
Naito Soaladaob, David Lorence, Tim Flynn
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
PW
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Babeldaob
State:
NGARAARD STATE
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Fruits small, oval to oblong. Fruits very similar to Errud and often indistinguishable. Rough with small, raised, pointed sections. No seeds. Leaves symmetrical, deeply dissected, almost to midrib with 3-4, mostly four pairs of lobes with undulate margins. Glossy blade with yellow veins. No to very few white hairs on upper veins. Underside slightly rough. Large robust tree with 1 m diamet4r and buttress roots. First branches -3 m from ground. Tree 18 m.
From Cultivated Plant:
Yes
Specimen Treatment:
Specimen preserved in 70% alcohol before drying
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Name means 'sprinkled with ash'; fruit is best prepared by roasting in a fire.Few breadfruit trees seen in this coastal village, but all are Ebechab. This appears to be the most common cultivar in Palau. Trees in interior grow very large. Informant: Naito Soalodaob. Seedless breadfruit cultivars (Midolab, Meriaur, Ebechab, Errud) are known as Meduu. Today, few Palauans, especially children, eat breadfruit or other traditional staple foods such as taro or tapioca. Imported starches such as rice, bread, and cereal are peferred.
Habitat:
Cultivated.
Date of Last Update:
July 14, 2015

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