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Where is the origin of Jak tree? How did itcome to Sr Lanka and when? Can it be considered as endamic or near endamic to Sri Lanka?



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The Jack fruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is native to South and Southeast Asia, from the inforests of Malaysia to the Western Ghats of India:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackfruit
http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/A.heterophyllus-jackfruit.pdf

Anthony R. Brach
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbaria



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