Fruits of keledang
Synonyms: Artocarpus clementis
Keledang is a fruit from South East Asia. It is found in Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Bangka, Lingga and Riau Islands, and Borneo.
Keledant trees are not abundant. However these are quite commonly found in lowland tropical rain forests and hills up to a height of 600 m altitude.
A medium-sized tree; reaching 36 m tall with a straight trunk; boles can reach 25 m and up to 275 cm gemang rod; short buttresses. Pepagan smooth, gray-white to almost black, the interior is yellowish brown; white latex pale, thick.
A herbarium specimen of keledang leaf
Inflorescence in the head in armpits, the solitary females, males in
pairs; male head spindle or similar form finger, 30-60 × 12-18 mm, smooth;
stemmed 25-70 mm;
The fruits are edible. The pulp is separated from seeds and eaten like jackfruits. These are sweet and taste like a mix of ripe jackfruit and mangosteen. The fruits are also offered for sale in local markets.
Ripe fruits of keledang
Keledang is more important as timber plant than as a fruit tree. The wood is heavy(density at 15% moisture content between 510-855 kg/m3) and is used for heavy construction, furniture, boat building, home appliances, coffins, and others. This plant also produces dyes.
trees grow wild on soils ranging from sandy to clay. These, however, seem to
prefer a deep, well-drained soil. Young plants need some shade, but need
increasing light levels as they mature.