Dec 052012

Specimen :   Wild trees

Habitat :   Riverine forests, open slopes, grasslands, moist and dry thickets

Local name :   Antipolo, Tipolo

Botanical name :   Artocarpus blancoi

Family :   Moraceae

Specimen height :   10-30 meters

Fruiting season :   March to June

Traits  :   Drought tolerant; Evergreen; Fast growing; Low to medium altitude tree; Medium-sized to large tree; Salt spray tolerant; Tolerant of infertile soil; Tolerant of occasional water-logging; Wind hardy

Recommendations :    Backyards; Boundary marker; Coastal stabilization; Erosion control; Farms; Fruit collector’s; Landscaping; Large avenues; Living fence; Mangrove management; Nurse tree; Ornamental tree; Paper and pulp tree plantations; Pioneer species for reforestation purpose; Public spaces; Riparian management; Roadside tree; Shade tree; Timber plantations; Urban greening; Wildcrafting; Windbreak

Used for :   Fruits are cooked and eaten as vegetable; Seeds are eaten boiled, fried or roasted; Timber used for poles and constructions that needs durability; Wood for furnitures, paneling, flooring and musical instruments; Firewood and charcoal

Native range :   The Philippines

National conservation Status :   Not threatened

Threats :   Indiscriminate cutting of wild trees for firewood and charcoal production; Clearing of woodlands for agricultural, commercial and residential use

Further readings :

Philippine Woods :  Principal Uses, Distribution & Equivalent  Woods in Asia Pacific (A. Ella, A. Tongacan, R. Escobin & F. Pitargue)

Revised Lexicon of Philippine Trees  (J. Rojo) (933)