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42. Ficus pedunculosa Miquel, London J. Bot. 7: 442. 1848.

蔓榕 wan rong

Ficus ataktophylla Miquel; F. garanbiensis Hayata; F. luzonensis Merrill; F. mearnsii Merrill; F. pedunculosa var. glabrifolia S. S. Chang; F. pedunculosa var. mearnsii (Merrill) Corner.

Shrubs, scandent, evergreen. Bark pale reddish brown. Branchlets sparsely pubescent and with pale scurfy hairs. Stipules caducous, broadly lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm, membranous, usually hairy. Petiole ca. 1.5 cm, with chaffy scale-like hairs; leaf blade elliptic, obovate-elliptic, or obovate, 4-10 × 3-6 cm, leathery, glabrous or strigose, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acute to ± acuminate; basal lateral veins 2(or 4), extending 1/4-1/2 length of leaf blade, secondary veins 4-6(-10) on each side of midvein, and abaxially prominent. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, solitary or paired, ± globose to obovoid or ellipsoid, 1-2 cm in diam., puberulent, inside with abundant bristles; peduncle (1-)2-3 cm, slender, sparsely pubescent; involucral bracts 1.5-2 mm, membranous. Male flowers: long-pedicellate; calyx lobes 2-4; stamens 2-4; filaments short; anthers ellipsoid. Gall flowers: sessile or pedicellate; calyx lobes 3-5; ovary oblique, smooth; style lateral, short and thick; stigma enlarged or truncate. Female flowers: sessile; calyx lobes 3-5, short; ovary smooth; style longer than on gall flowers; stigma ± funnelform. Fl. and fr. Mar-Jun.

Usually in limestone areas.Low elevations. S Taiwan [Indonesia, New Guinea, Philippines].


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