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Artocarpus sericicarpus

Pulantan

A pulantan tree in the rainforest, laden with ripe fruits truly is a sight to behold. The large fruits reach up to 20 cm (8 in.) in length and are densely covered with long, fleshy tubercles. The fruit is mandarin orange in color on the exterior. The fleshy arils found inside are very sweet and agreeable. The seeds can also eaten, best dried, roasted or fried. Outside of it’s native range on Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines, where it is also called terap bulu or pedalai, it is virtually unknown. A true king of the jungle, it is best suited for cultivation as a wonderful, fruit bearing shade tree in the humid hot tropics.

 
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches


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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.


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