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Family Moraceae
Antipolo
Artocarpus blancoi Merr.


Scientific names   Common names
Artocarpus blancoi Merr. Antipolo (Tag.) 
Artocarpus incisa Linn. f. var. blancoi Chipuho (Iv.)
Artocarpus incisa Blanco  Kalo (Bis.)
Artocarpus communis Forst. var.  Kolo (Bis.) 
  Pakak (Ilk.) 
  Tipolo (Tag., Pamp., Bik., P. Bis.)

General info
Artocarpus is a genus of some 60 trees of Southeast Asian origin, belong to the family Moraceae. The word Artocapus is derived from the Greek words artos (bread) and karpos (fruit).

Botany
Antipolo is a large tree, similar to habit, size, and leaf characters of Artocarpus altilis (Rimas). Male inflorescence is smooth and cylindric, 5 to 8 centimeters long. Fruit is ellipsoid, 10 centimeters long, 7 centimeters in diameter. Anthocarps are extended into 1-centimeter long, spiculate appendages. Seeds are ellipsoid, about 1 centimeter long.

Distribution
- Endemic species.
- Found throughout the Philippines, in thickets and forests, at low and medium altitudes.

Parts utilized
Bark, roots.

Uses
Folkloric
- Decoction of the two-parts bark of antipolo and one-part roots of Fleurya interrupta (Lipang aso) is used for strangularia.

Studies
No studies found.

Availability
Wild-crafted.


Last Update September 2014
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