Sunday, May 18, 2008
Pejakai. A wild tree common to Karavali, Kerala and Malanad tracts, though a rare sight for city dwellers.Artocarpus hirsuta.In Kannada it is known as Hebbalasu or the great jack tree.In Malayalam it is called Anjili.
The fruits are smaller and handy in size compared to that of Pelakai or the jack tree. Trees grow to large size and the wood is preferred for construction of boats as well as for domestic constructions.
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