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85. Ficus heteropleura Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 466. 1825.

尾叶榕 wei ye rong

Ficus caudatifolia Warburg; F. caudatilongifolia Sata; F. rostrata Lamarck var. urophylla (Wallich ex Miquel) Koorders; F. urophylla Wallich ex Miquel.

Shrubs, scandent. Branchlets and petioles with scurfy hairs. Stipules lanceolate, small. Leaves alternate; petiole 5-15 cm; leaf blade elliptic to obovate, 8-15 × 3-6 cm, ± leathery, base slightly asymmetric, attenuated and decurrent on petiole, margin entire or undulate from middle to apex, apex acute to caudate with a 1-2 cm cauda; veins abaxially conspicuous; basal lateral veins not elongated, secondary veins 3 or 4 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, paired or solitary, ± globose, 8-10 mm in diam., with short thick hairs, base attenuate into a 5-10 mm stalk, apical pore navel-like, convex, sessile. Male flowers: near apical pore, subsessile; calyx lobes 4, linear; stamen 1; rudimentary ovary present. Gall flowers: shortly pedicellate; calyx lobes 3; ovary ± globose; style lateral, short, curved. Female flowers: calyx lobes deeply 3-lobed; style persistent, long; stigma funnelform. Achenes obliquely ovoid, coarse. Fl. Jan-Aug.

Forests; 100-400 m. Hainan, Taiwan (Lan Yu) [Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, NE India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].


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