Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Lamarck, J.B.A.P.Monnet de (1789) Encylopedie methodique 3: 209. Type: Tropical Asia.
Fruits produced on lateral shoots on the stem and major branches. Fruits very large, more than 20 cm long or wide and exuding a sticky milky exudate when cut, particularly when immature.
An introduced species, originally from Asia (probably India), cultivated in northern Australia and now naturalised in NEQ on the coastal lowlands between Cairns and Innisfail. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 100 m. Grows in rain forest regrowth and on old farmland.
This species grows quickly and will fruit in three years, when it may be 30-40 ft high. Its fruit is the biggest and one of the most complicated in creation, though it may be rivalled in size by exceptional marrows and pumpkins. Corner (1988).