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ID of Moraceae
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:03:11 PM »


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Re: ID of Moraceae
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 02:45:54 PM »
neat, I didn't realize there were artocarpus native to central and South America
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Re: ID of Moraceae
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 06:10:54 PM »

There aren't... Artocarpus is an old World genus. The listings are just of specimens of breadfruit trees found growing in the countries in the right-hand column. Batocarpus, Brosimum, etc. ARE Latin American genera, but I haven't seen any species in those groups that produce a fruit anywhere near as good a a jack or cempedak, although some are reputedly edible.       

Although, if the ploidy numbers are compatible, wide crosses between Artocarpus and Batocarpus, Brosimum etc. would probably produce very interesting results.

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