Deua or Monkey jack, Artocarpus lacucha
Deua or Monkey jack (Artocarpus lacucha, family: Moraceae) a large tree with large spreading crown, of 12-18 m height. The bark of the deciduous tree is grey and coarse. The type of its fruit reminds us of Jackfruit. It is found in South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the most common trees found in Bangladesh.
Other names: Delo madar, deyphol, Deuphol, Dehua, Deua cham, Barta, Dalo, Bon kathal.
Flowers are small, without petals. Male and female flowers grow on the same inflorescence. Female inflorescence has pedicel, though the male one has none. The fruits come from the female flowers.
The plant produces flower in summer. Fruits are found in rainy season. It is propagated by seeds.
The tree is important for its citrus fruits. Its bark and fruit are used in obesity, loose motion, sore, prematorrhoea and apathy to food. A kind of yellow color is prepared from roots. Bark can be taken with betel leaf. Wood is durable.
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