literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Syn: Artocarpus integrifolius auct. non Linn. f.)

Vernacular Name: Panasa (O); Kathal (Beng.,H); Jack Tree (E).

Large, evergreen tree with dense crown. Leaves elliptic, obovate or obovate- oblong, obtuse, dark green above; stipules spathaceous. Receptacles lateral on the trunks and branches. Inflorescence at first enclosed in 2 large leathery yellowish bract like stipules of the leaf on special branchlets. Fruit a very large fleshy syncarp, oblong or cylindric, tubercled.
Commonly cultivated in gardens, road sides, grooves close to villages; also self-sown.
Flowering : December - February
Fruiting : June - July