About this object

Another name for this tree is Breadnut or Maya nut. The bark produces a milky sap. The flowers are wind-pollinated and the yellow-orange fruit and seeds are high in nutrients. As a member of the Moraceae plant family, it is related to figs and mulberries.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Brosimum alicastrum
  • Classification
  • Common name
  • Collector
    Sooklal, Harris; Baksh-Comeau, Y S; Ostapkowicz, Joanna
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Americas: The Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad: Grande Riviere
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Presented by Joanna Ostapkowicz, 2015
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Site Number: 15; Systematic Number: 53; Sample Number: 18
Object view = Natural Science
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