Antipolo (flora)

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ARTOCARPUS BLANCOI commonly known as ANTIPOLO

Artocarpus incisa Linn. F. var. blancoi Elm.

Artocarpus incisa Blanco

Artocarpus communis Forst. Var.

Local names: Antipolo (Tag.); ehipulo (Iv.); kalo (Bis.); kolo (Bis.); pakak (Ilk.); tipolo (Tag., Pam., Bik., P. Bis,).


Antipolo is an endemic spices found throughout the Philippines, in the thickets and forests at low and medium altitudes.

It is a large tree of the habits and leaf characters and also about the size of Artocarpus altilis. The male inflorescent is smooth and cylindric, 5 to 8 centimeters long. The fruit is elipsoid, 10 centimeters long and 7 centimeters in diameter. The antocarps are extended into 1 centimeter long, apiculate appendages. The seeds are ellipsoid and about 1 centimeters in length.

According to Sulit a decoction of the bark of this tree (two parts) and the roots of Fleurya interrupta (one part) is given in strangularia.


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