Thursday, October 6, 2011


Artocarpus heteropyllus Lam (Nangka) and Artocarpus interger (Cempedak) belong to the Familiy Moraceae. These two fruit trees are commonly found in all parts of South Est Asia. The plants look very similar, but the leaves of cempedak have more bristles on the lamina. Besides, cempedak fruits are longer (higher length/width ratio) than nangka fruits(Jack fruit).

Jack Fruits hanging from a branch and from the main stem

Cempedak fruit whole and cut open to show the inside parts

Pantun on Cempedak

Buah cempedak di luar pagar
Ambil galah tolong jolokkan
Saya budak baru belajar
Kalau salah tolong tunjukkan

English Translation

Cempedak fruit outside the fence
Get a long rod and help to pluck it
I am a novice in the process of learning
If I did wrong please correct me

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