Artocarpus dadah Miq.

Artocarpus dadah Miq.




Artocarpus lakoocha Roxburgh.

Vernacular Names


Tampang bulu, tampang manis, keledang berok.

Geographical Distributions

Artocarpus dadah is common in lowland forests and open country; frequent in villages throughout Malaya and also found in Sumatra, Simalur, Banka and Borneo.


Artocarpus dadah is small to medium-sized tree up to 24 m tall and 120 cm girth. The bark is grey with distant fissures. The twigs brown hairy.

The leaves stalk is 1.25-2.5 cm long and hairy while the leaves blade is oblong, leathery, 10-30 x 5–14.5 cm, pointed apex, base is often unequal sided, rounded, broadly wedge-shaped or shallowly heart-shaped, entire margin and the juvenile leaves are deeply lobed. The secondary nerves are 10-20 pairs, distinct above, prominently raised below while tertiary nerves and reticulations distinct below. The under-surface of leaf is usually pale bluish-green and hairy.

The flower heads are on leafy twigs, male heads are yellowish, round, 0.8-2 cm wide on the 0.8-2 cm long stalks. The female heads are 1.25-2 cm wide, which are on the 2.5-3.25 cm long stalks.

The fruit roundish or lumpy, finally velvety or appearing smooth, not spiny or chequered, 2-5-8.5 cm wide, with deep pink flesh on 1.25-3.75 cm long stalks. The seeds are ellipsoid with a size of 12 x 8 mm.

Ecology / Cultivation

A. dadah occurs in evergreen and deciduous forest but also in open country, up to 1000 m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph



  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.5(2): Timber trees: Minor Commercial Timbers.