93a. Ficus pumila var. pumila
薜荔(原变种) bi li (yuan bian zhong)
Ficus hanceana Maximowicz; F. stipulata Thunberg.
Leaves of 2 types. Leaves on sterile branchlets subsessile; leaf blade ovate-cordate, ca. 2.5 cm, ± leathery, base slightly asymmetric, apex acuminate. Leaves on fertile branchlets: petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade ovate-elliptic, 5-10 × 2-3.5 cm, leathery, abaxially yellow brown pubescent, adaxially glabrous. Figs pear-shaped to ± globose, 4-8 × 3-5 cm; peduncle short, thick; apical pore truncate or navel-like. Fl. and fr. May-Aug.
Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Vietnam].
This variety is very common in China. The leaves are used medicinally and the fruit are used to make a jelly.