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66. Ficus esquiroliana H. Léveillé, Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 24: 252. 1914.

黄毛榕 huang mao rong

Trees or shrubs, 4-10 m tall, d.b.h. to 40 cm. Bark grayish brown to grayish green, with longitudinal ridges. Branchlets stiffly brownish yellow hirsute. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm. Leaves alternate; petiole slender, (2.5-)5-11 cm, sparsely hirsute; leaf blade broadly obovate, juvenile leaves often 3-5-lobed, (11-)17-27 × (8-)12-20 cm, thickly papery, abaxially with white or yellow soft felted hairs and hairs 3-5 mm, mostly on veins, adaxially sparsely strigose, base shallowly cordate, margin sparsely serrate with long hairs at apex of teeth, apex acute to caudate with a ca. 1 cm cauda; basal lateral veins 2-4(-6), secondary veins 4-6 on each side of midvein, and branched or unbranched. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, solitary, ovoid, (1.7-)2-2.5 cm in diam., pale brown hirsute, apical pore navel-like, sessile; involucral bracts ovate-lanceolate, ca. 8 mm. Male flowers: near apical pore, pedicellate; calyx lobes (3 or)4, apex entire; stamens 2. Gall flowers: calyx lobes 4; ovary globose, smooth; style lateral, short; stigma funnelform. Female flowers: calyx lobes 4, reddish violet; style hairy at tip. Achenes obliquely ovoid, base with a double keel, tuberculate. Fl. May-Jul.

Secondary forests. S Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, S Taiwan, SE Xizang, S Yunnan [Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, N Thailand, Vietnam].

The invalidly published “Ficus neoesquirolii” H. Léveillé (Fl. Kouy-Tcheou, 431. 1915) belongs here.


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