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37. Ficus benguetensis Merrill, Bull. Bur. Forest. Philipp. Islands. 29: 10. 1905.

黄果榕 huang guo rong

Ficus fistulosa Reinwardt ex Blume f. benguetensis (Merrill) F. Y. Liu & Liao; F. harlandii Bentham var. kotoensis (Hayata) Sata; F. kotoensis Hayata; F. miyagii Koidzumi; F. ochobiensis Hayata; F. urdanetensis Elmer.

Trees, medium size; dioecious. Old branches coarse. Young branchlets yellowish brown to reddish purple, thin, sparsely thick-hairy. Stipules caducous, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 1.8 cm. Leaves alternate; petiole terete, 0.7-1.5 cm, with scattered yellowish brown thick hairs; leaf blade oblong to oblong-ovate, 9-13 × 4-6 cm, abaxially with stiff short hairs along veins, adaxially glabrous, base rounded, obliquely cuneate, or cordate, margin entire or undulate, apex acute and mucronate; veins abaxially prominent, basal lateral veins long, secondary veins 5-7 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary or in tuberculate clusters on short leafless branchlets, pale yellow when mature, ± globose, 0.8-1.5 cm in diam., smooth or with tubercles; peduncle ca. 1 cm; involucral bracts connate at base, triangular, margin entire, toothed, or ciliate. Female flowers: shortly pedicellate, glabrous; calyx tubular to campanulate, membranous, transparent; ovary obliquely ovoid, ca. 0.5 mm; style 1-1.5 mm, apex with thick hairs. Achenes obovoid, slightly oblique, ca. 1 mm. shortly stipitate.

Broad-leaved evergreen forests. Taiwan [Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Philippines].


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