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26. Ficus nervosa Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 388. 1821.

九丁榕 jiu ding rong

Ficus apoensis Elmer; F. blinii H. Léveillé & Vaniot; F. magnoliifolia Blume; F. modesta (Miquel) Miquel; F. nervosa var. longifolia Sata; Urostigma modestum Miquel; U. nervosum (B. Heyne ex Roth) Miquel.

Trees, pubescent, glabrescent. Branchlets wrinkled when dry. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade elliptic, oblong, or obovate-lanceolate, 6-15(-20) × 2.5-5 cm, ± leathery, glabrous, abaxially dark colored with small scattered tubercles, adaxially dark green but brown when dry and shiny, base rounded to cuneate and with two glands, margin entire and ± revolute, apex obtuse and mucronate; basal lateral veins short, with axillary glands, secondary veins 7-11 on each side of midvein and abaxially prominent. Figs axillary on normal leafy stem, paired or solitary, globose to ± globose, 1-1.2 cm in diam., tuberculate when young, base attenuate into an apparent stalk, sessile; involucral bracts ovate, pubescent. Male, gall, and female flowers within same fig. Male flowers: near apical pore, pedicellate; calyx lobes 2, spatulate, unequal in size; stamen 1. Gall flowers: pedicellate or sessile; calyx lobes 3, elongated, apex acuminate; style lateral; stigma clavate. Persistent style 2 × as long as achene. Fl. Jan-Aug.

Forests in mountains; 400-1600 m. S Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Taiwan, S Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].


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