72. Ficus tuphapensis Drake, J. Bot. (Morot). 10: 211. 1896.
平塘榕 ping tang rong
Ficus pingtangensis S. S. Chang; F. potingensis Merrill & Chun.
Shrubs, erect, to 3 m tall. Branchlets with thick bent hairs. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, ca. 1 cm, with hairs. Leaves spirally arranged, not distichous; petiole ca. 1 cm, densely covered with short thick hairs; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 6-14 × 2.5-5 cm, ± leathery, abaxially densely covered with yellowish brown coarse hairs, adaxially densely covered with bent hairs, base obtuse to rounded, margin entire, apex acute to obtuse; basal lateral veins extending to 1/2 of leaf blade length, secondary veins 5 or 6 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy stem, paired or solitary, yellow when mature, globose, 1-2 cm in diam., shortly villous, sessile; involucral bracts broadly ovate. Male flowers: few, near apical pore, pedicellate; calyx lobes 4, brown, ± spatulate; stamens 2 or 3; anthers ellipsoid. Gall flowers: sessile or shortly pedicellate; calyx lobes 4; ovary ± globose; style lateral, short; stigma funnelform. Female flowers: shortly pedicellate; calyx lobes 3 or 4, ± spatulate; style persistent, lateral, long. Achenes ovoid-ellipsoid, smooth. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. May.
W Guangxi, S Guizhou, Hainan, SE Yunnan [N Vietnam].