Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Artocarpus integer
Food
Livestock Forage
Lumber
Medicinal
Product
English Common Name
Chempedak
Indonesian Common Name
Cempedak
Tree Family
Moraceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
15cm
Length
×
7.25cm
Width
Tree Height
Medium (20–35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–500m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Exotic in

SE Asia
Laos, Vietnam

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Regenerates Naturally
Tree Management

Tree produces fruit and seeds profusely. Seeds are dispersed by animals. Grows rapidly in full light but tolerates shade in early life and can be raised under shade at a slower rate. Die-back may occur if not thinned. Fencing plantations with wire netting recommended to protect against grazing animals

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Livestock Forage
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal
  • Product

Fruit, vegetable, and immature fruit are used to make soup, the unripe fruit is used as a vegetable or made into pickles, the ripe fruit is eaten fresh or preserved in syrup, and the seeds are rich in starch and eaten. There are two common fruit varieties, barka, that has a sweet, fleshy, crisp pericarp, and kapa, that is inferior and has a thin mucilage and sour pericarp. Its wood is used to build houses and tools and the tree also produces latex and dye. Leaves are used to treat wounds and skin sores.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Yes

Roosting tree of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus spadiceus).