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84. Ficus subulata Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 461. 1825.

假斜叶榕 jia xie ye rong

Ficus sikkimensis Miquel; F. subulata f. inaequifolia Sata.

Shrubs, scandent but male plants erect. Young branchlets thin. Stipules subulate, 1.5-2 cm, apically curved, sometimes persistent. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-1.4 cm; leaf blade olivaceous to yellowish green when dry, obliquely elliptic to obovate-elliptic, usually asymmetric, 8-15 × 2.5-7 cm, papery, puberulent when young, glabrescent, abaxially slightly papillate tuberculate, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate; venation inconspicuous; basal lateral veins short, secondary veins 7-10 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, sometimes on leafless older branchlets, paired or clustered, reddish orange when mature, globose to ovoid, 2-5(-9) mm in diam., with small sparse tubercles, pedunculate or sessile with base attenuate into slender stalk; involucral bracts sometimes sheathlike, one side extending to middle of peduncle; lateral bracts present. Male flowers: near apical pore; calyx tubular, 4-lobed, fleshy; stamen 1; rudimentary ovary globose. Gall flowers: scattered; calyx lobes similar to those of male flowers; ovary globose; stigma capitate. Female flowers: calyx lobes connate, apically lobed, hairy; style persistent, lateral, elongated. Achenes shortly ellipsoid. Fr. May-Aug.

Sparse forests; below 800(-1600) m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Sikkim, Thailand].


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