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Treculia africana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Artocarpeae
Genus: Treculia
Decne. ex Trécul

Treculia is a genus of trees in the plant family Moraceae that is native to west and central Africa and Madagascar. The best-known member of the genus, Treculia africana, commonly known as the African breadfruit, 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 kg. Chimpanzees have been observed to use tools to break the fruits into small pieces that they can eat.[1]



Treculia africana subsp. africana Decne. ex Trec.[5]
Treculia africana subsp. africana cultivar. Nutreculia Nutrecul-TRC [6]
Treculia africana subsp. madagascarica (N.E. Br.) C.C. Berg [7]
Treculia africana var. ilicifolia (Leandri) C.C. Berg [8]
Treculia africana var. inversa J.C. Okafor [9]
Treculia africana var. mollis (Engl.) Léonard [10]
Treculia africana var. sambiranensis (Leandri) C.C. Berg [11]


  1. ^ Walker, Matt (24 December 2009). "Chimps use cleavers and anvils as tools to chop food". BBC News. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  2. ^ Nutrecul Agroforestry - Treculia Research Center
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