The Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a flowering tree in the Moraceae family of mulberry and jackfruit trees. When it is cooked, it is similar to baked bread with a potato-like flavour.
It originated in New Guinea and the Philippines.
It grows to about 26 metres (85 feet) tall.
The tree has large, thick, dark-green leaves.
The Breadfruit is monoecious with male and female flowers on the same tree. Pollination occurs mainly by fruit bats or by transplanting suckers.
The tree produces about 200 grapefruit-sized seedless fruit. The fruit, a food plant, has hexagon-shaped discs.
Photographed in Parc Zoologique de Paris in Bois de Vincennes, France, August 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls