Artocarpus (c. 45 – 59 spp.) is the third largest genus in the Moraceae family. It is distributed from Southeast Asia east into Oceania and includes several economically important plants [ breadfruit (A. altilis) and jackfruit (A. heterophyllus) being of greatest significance] that are cultivated throughout the tropics. These pages are devoted to the systematics and evolution of the genus and the origins, diversity, and conservation of the cultivated species of the genus. This work is supported by NSFaward 0919119.
A. Distribution of Artocarpus (cultivated species span the tropics) B. Artocarpus treculianus