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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2695-1

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Image Number D2695-1

Chemist Charles Cantrell examines a burning dried male inflorescence from the breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis). People in Oceania routinely burned this plant to repel biting insects such as mosquitoes.

 

Photo by Peggy Greb.


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Last Modified: 10/25/2012