35. Ficus septica N. L. Burman, Fl. Indica. 226. 1768.
棱果榕 leng guo rong
Ficus haulii Blanco; F. kaukauensis Hayata; F. leucantatoma Poiret; F. oldhamii Hance.
Trees or shrublike trees; dioecious. Bark pale brown to yellowish brown, furrowed and scarred. Branchlets thick, cylindric. Stipules red, ovate-lanceolate, 2-3 cm, membranous. Leaves alternate; petiole 2-8 cm; leaf blade oblong, ovate-elliptic, or obovate, 15-26 × 10-14 cm, membranous, base broadly cuneate, margin entire, pubescent when young, apex acuminate, mucronate, or sometimes caudate; basal lateral veins 2-4 and short, secondary veins 6-12 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, solitary or paired, green to pale brown, depressed globose, with 8-12 longitudinal ridges, 1.2-2.5 cm in diam., with scattered white globose to ellipsoid tubercles and white small spots, apical pore open when mature; peduncle 6-13 mm; involucral bracts broadly ovate, margin revolute; lateral bracts absent. Male flowers: few, near apical pore; calyx lobes 2 or 3, basally connate; stamen 1; filament short; anther ellipsoid. Gall flowers: long pedicellate; calyx lobes short, transparent, apically with a few hairs; ovary ovoid to ± globose, smooth; style lateral to subapical, short; stigma enlarged. Female flowers: long pedicellate; calyx lobes apically with 2 or 3 teeth; style persistent, long, apex with transparent pubescence; stigma clavate. Achenes obliquely ovoid to ± globose. Fl. and fr. Apr-May.
Low elevations. Taiwan [Indonesia, Japan (Ryukyu Islands), New Guinea; NE Australia, Pacific Islands].