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Treculia africana (African breadfruit)

Synonyms: Artocarpus africana; Ficus whytei; Treculia affona; Treculia centralis; Treculia dewevrei; Treculia erinacea

Wikipedia Abstract

Treculia africana, the African breadfruit, is a tree species in the genus Treculia. It is used as a food plant. The fruits are hard and fibrous, can be the size of a volleyball and weight up to 8.5 kilograms (19 lb). Chimpanzees have been observed to use tools to break the fruits into small pieces that they can eat. The fruits contain polyphenols.
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Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
East Usambara Biosphere Reserve 222395 Tanzania  
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda


Gorilla beringei (Eastern Gorilla)[2]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[2]
Gorilla gorilla gorilla (Western Lowland Gorilla)[3]
Otolemur crassicaudatus (greater galago)[4]
Pan paniscus (pygmy chimpanzee)[2]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[2]
Philantomba monticola (blue duiker)[2]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gorilla diet in the Lopé Reserve, Gabon: A nutritional analysis; M. Elizabeth Rogers, Fiona Maisels, Elizabeth A. Williamson, Michel Fernandez, and Caroline E.G. Tutin; Oecologia (1990) 84:326-339
4Food and Feeding Habits of the Thick-Tailed Galago (Otelemur crassicaudatus) in Okomu National Park, Edo State, B.N. Ejidike, F.E. Okosodo, Journal of Fisheries International 2 (3): 231-233, 2007
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