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NTBG Plant Name:
Artocarpus altilis x A. mariannensis Luhkual (Luhhwel)
September 8, 1997
David Lorence, Jim Wiseman
Nan Madol. Growing within Nan Dowas, the largest structure. In right front courtyard as you enter from the main canal.
Fruits very large, heavy (~4 kg) with strong stalk inserted into open concavity. Pebbly with hard raised or pyramidal sections flattened on top. Glossy or waxy, light-green skin. Leaves moderately dissected with 1-3 pairs of overlapping lobes with undulate margins and a very large tip. Very supple, glossy blade. Long white hairs on upper veins. Large tree, > 1 m. diameter with large spreading buttress roots. Tree 15-18 m.
From Cultivated Plant:
Specimen preserved in 70% alcohol before drying
One of the last cultivars of thew season. Trees planted inside the massive stone walls in 1950's; the large roots are damaging archaeological site.
2 sheets 027848 & 027847
Date of Last Update:
July 14, 2015