Artocarpus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the mulberry family, Moraceae. The genus includes around 60 species, which are native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. The most well-known species in the genus is Artocarpus heterophyllus, commonly known as jackfruit.
The trees in the Artocarpus genus can grow to be quite large, with some species reaching heights of up to 30 meters (98 feet). The leaves of Artocarpus trees are typically large and lobed, and the fruit produced by the trees is often large and fleshy. The fruit is usually edible and is an important food source in many parts of the world.
In addition to its use as a food source, Artocarpus wood is often used in construction and furniture making. The wood is also sometimes used for carving and other decorative purposes.
Overall, the Artocarpus genus is an important component of many tropical ecosystems and has a significant cultural and economic value for people in many parts of the world.