Anjili Tree – Artocarpus Hirsutus
Anjili tree (Artocarpus hirsutus) plants grows from it’s seeds, when it’s raining in the month of June. A shot from Malayattoor forest area.
Artocarpus Hirsutus – Anjili Tree
Artocarpus hirsutus (Anjili tree), known by a variety of names, such as Aini, Aini-maram, Aani, Anhili, Anjili, and the Wild Jack or Jungle Jack is a tropical evergreen tree species that is native to India (Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu), where it prefers moist, deciduous to partially evergreen woodlands.
Anjili Chakka – Artocarpus Hirsutus Fruit
Artocarpus Hirsutus Fruit (Malayalam: Anjili Chakka ആഞ്ഞിലി ചക്ക ) is an unusual exotic fruit of tropical evergreen tree Artocarpus Hirsutus. Fruit of Artocarpus Hirsutus tree is small in size and looks like a small Jack fruit.
Artocarpus Hirsutus Fruit – Wild Jack Fruit or Jungle Jackfruit
Because of its similarity to Jack fruit, Artocarpus Hirsutus Fruit is known as Wild Jack Fruit or Jungle Jack fruit in Kerala. Most commonly Artocarpus Hirsutus Fruit is known as Jungle Jack in India. Fruit of Artocarpus Hirsutus tree are popular sweet, and healthy but not commonly eaten outside their native area.
Artocarpus Hirsutus Fruit – Vitamines and Health Benefits
Artocarpus Hirsutus Fruit is low in calories. This exotic fruit contains fiber and protein. Artocarpus Hirsutus fruit is free of fats and bad cholesterol.
Anjili Tree – Artocarpus Hirsutus Wood
The Artocarpus hirsutus (Anjili Tree) grows in altitudes ranging from sea level to an elevation of 1000 m in places with an annual rainfall of 1500 mm or more. Anjili trees are endemic to the Western Ghats and are found in its evergreen forests.
The canopy tree can reach a height of up to 35 m and about 4.5 m in girth. The tree is prized for its durable timber which is comparable in quality with teak.
Thick timber of Anjili tree is used to make furniture and build houses in Kerala. Usually, Anjili tree wood is used to make door and window frames for home, and sitting furniture.