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Arenga pinnata, Arenga saccharifera, Sugar Palm, Black Sugar Palm, Gomuti Palm

Arenga pinnata, Arenga saccharifera

Sugar Palm, Black Sugar Palm, Gomuti Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Malaysian islands
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Commonly seen in Southeast Asia, where a crude kind of sugar is made from the sap. Fast and strong growing, the new leaves are strongly wedge-shaped, leathery and attractive. Requires a rich soil, plenty of water, and feed during periods of growth.



Arenga pinnata, Arenga saccharifera, Sugar Palm, Black Sugar Palm, Gomuti Palm


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Argyrodendron trifoliolatum, Brown Tulip Oak, Queensland Silver Tree, Silver Tree, Stave Wood, Three Leaved Stavewood, White Booyong

Argyrodendron trifoliolatum

Brown Tulip Oak, Queensland Silver Tree, Silver Tree, Stave Wood, Three Leaved Stavewood, White Booyong
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Australia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

These plants can adapt to damp conditions and less than perfect drainage.



Argyrodendron trifoliolatum, Brown Tulip Oak, Queensland Silver Tree, Silver Tree, Stave Wood, Three Leaved Stavewood, White Booyong
Argyrodendron trifoliolatum, Brown Tulip Oak, Queensland Silver Tree, Silver Tree, Stave Wood, Three Leaved Stavewood, White Booyong


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Artocarpus altilis, Artocarpus communis, Breadfruit

Artocarpus altilis, Artocarpus communis

Breadfruit
Family: Moraceae
Origin: New Guinea
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

The breadfruit is fast growing tree, reaching up to 80-100 ft in height, with a trunk up to 6 ft in diameter, though some varieties are smaller. The leaves, evergreen or deciduous depending on climatic conditions, are ovate up to 3 ft long more or less deeply cut into many pointed lobes. They are bright-green and glossy on the upper surface, with conspicuous yellow veins and dull, yellowish and coated with minute, stiff hairs on the underside. Flowers are tiny and similar to jackfruit. The male densely set on a drooping spike 5 to 12" long, yellowish at first and becoming brown. The female are massed in a rounded or elliptic, green head, about 3" long, which develops into the compound fruit. Fruit can be oblong, cylindrical, ovoid, rounded or pearshaped, 3 to 18" in length. Generally the fruit is green at first, turning yellow or yellow-brown when ripe. When fully ripe, the fruit is somewhat soft, the interior is cream colored or yellow and pasty, also sweetly fragrant. All parts of the tree, including the unripe fruit, are rich in milky, gummy latex. There are two main types: the normal, "wild" type (cultivated in some areas) with seeds and little pulp, and the "cultivated" (more widely grown) seedless type, but occasionally a few fully developed seeds are found in usually seedless cultivars. The seeds are oval about 3/4" long, dull-brown with darker stripes. Breadfruit can be eaten raw or cooked. It is an important source of carbohydrates or "starch" and is a dietary staple in some places, especially Polynesia. The moist inner pulp of seedless forms (breadfruit) is eaten after cooking, and has the taste and texture of potatoes. The seeds of the seeded (breadnut) form are also cooked (boiled or roasted). In the West Indies a decoction of the leaves is used to lower elevated blood pressure and to relieve asthma. The shoots, bark and latex have also medicinal applications.





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Artocarpus camansi, Seeded breadfruit, Breadnut

Artocarpus camansi

Seeded breadfruit, Breadnut
Family: Moraceae
Origin: New Guinea, Philippines
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Seeded breadfruit is a large tree, to 100 feet tall, with large, spreading branches and a straight trunk with smooth gray bark. Leaves large, 16-20 inches wide and 24-35 inches long, with shallow lobes. All parts of the tree contain abundant white latex. Monecious, with axillary inflorescences. Male inflorescence elongated, 1-1.5 inches wide and 6-10 inches long, female inflorescence globose, 2-3 inches wide and 3-4 inches long. Fruits large, spheroid, 4-12 inches in diameter, green and covered with soft spines. Fruits contain between 20-60 rounded or flattened seeds, about 1 inch long. Immature fruits are cooked as a vegetable with coconut milk. Seeds are soft, edible and delicious, and may be boiled or roasted.





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Artocarpus elasticus, Terap

Artocarpus elasticus

Terap
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

There is another similar species Artocarpus scortechinii with similar character except the leaves are slightly smaller, making it possible to confuse these two species in the field. If fruits are available the distinction is easier, Artocarpus scortechinii does not have the shaggy fruits that Artocarpus elasticus has.





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