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51. Ficus filicauda Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 60: 180. 1924.

线尾榕 xian wei rong

Trees, 7-10 m tall. Branchlets slender, sparsely pubescent. Winter buds spindle-shaped, ca. 7 mm, pubescent. Stipules lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm, membranous. Petiole 7-10 mm, pubescent; leaf blade lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 10-14 × 2.5-3.5 cm, both surfaces glabrous or abaxially pubescent on major veins, base cuneate, margin entire, apex long caudate; midvein prominent on both surfaces; basal lateral veins short, secondary veins 9-12 on each side of midvein at about 90° to midvein, and abaxially conspicuous. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, solitary or paired, sparsely spotted, ellipsoid-globose to globose, ca. 1 cm in diam., glabrous, apical pore slightly navel-like; peduncle 0.4-2 cm; involucral bracts broadly ovate, margin membranous. Male flowers: near apical pore; pedicel ca. 2 mm. calyx lobes 4, obovate, glabrous; stamens 2; filaments short; anthers ellipsoid. Gall flowers: basal or around middle; calyx lobes 4; ovary stipitate, ± globose; style lateral, short; stigma deeply 2-branched. Fl. Jun-Jul.

Forests; 2000-2700 m. SE Xizang, NW Yunnan [NE India, Myanmar].

Berg (in litt.) does not believe that it is practicable to maintain the following varieties.

1 Leaf blade abaxially pubescent on midvein and secondary veins, adaxially glabrous; figs ellipsoid-globose; peduncle 0.4-0.5 cm.   51a var. filicauda
+ Leaf blade glabrous; figs globose; peduncle ca. 2 cm.   51b var. longipes


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