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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Jack fruit in English is the name of a plant defined with Artocarpus heterophyllus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Artocarpus maxima Blanco (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Supplementum Plantarum Systematis Vegetabilium Editionis Decimae Tertiae (1782)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (Lamarck) (1789)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Flora de Filipinas (1837)
· Interpr. Rumphius Herbarium Amboinenese (1917)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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