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15. Ficus pubilimba Merrill, J. Arnold Arbor. 23: 159. 1942.

球果山榕 qiu guo shan rong

Trees, 10-15 m tall, d.b.h. 15-25 cm. Branchlets green, pale brown when dry, 2-5 mm thick, without ringlike stipular scars, glabrous. Stipules ovate-triangular, without silky hairs. Petiole 2-3 cm, glabrous, adaxially sulcate; leaf blade shortly elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 6-10 × 4-7 cm, thickly papery, abaxially grayish green but reddish brown when dry, with cystoliths, adaxially dark green but grayish brown when dry, base ± rounded, margin entire, apex obtuse; basal lateral veins 2, secondary veins 5 or 6 on each side of midvein, abaxially conspicuous, adaxially flat, curved to margin and then reticulate, tertiary veins reticulate. Figs globose, 1-1.3 cm in diam., smooth, apical pore liplike, slightly raised, sessile; involucral bracts caducous, without ringlike scars. Male, gall, and female flowers within same fig. Male flowers: few; calyx lobes 4; stamen 1. Gall flowers: pedicellate. Female flowers: sessile; sepals 4, lanceolate; stigma subapical. Fl. early summer.

Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan [Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].


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