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62. Ficus vaccinioides Hemsley ex King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta). 1: 126. 1888.

越桔榕 yue jie rong

Shrubs, prostrate, evergreen. Branchlets blackish brown to pale reddish brown, puberulent, rooting at nodes. Stipules red, lanceolate, 3-4 mm, membranous. Petiole slender, less than 4 mm, puberulent; leaf blade obovate-elliptic, (0.5-)1-1.5(-3) × 0.4-0.7(-1) cm, papery, with scattered coarse hairs, abaxially with cystoliths, base obtusely cuneate, margin entire, apex acute; basal lateral veins not elongated; secondary veins 3 or 4 on each side of midvein, abaxially conspicuous. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, solitary or paired, purplish black, globose to ovoid, ca. 1 cm in diam., coarsely and sparsely pubescent; peduncle 0-2 mm; involucral bracts sparsely pubescent. Male flowers: scattered, pedicellate; calyx lobes 3-5, linear; stamens 2-4. Gall flowers: sessile; ovary stipitate, obliquely globose, smooth; style lateral, short; stigma enlarged. Female flowers: sessile; calyx 4-lobed, linear; ovary sessile, globose, smooth; style lateral, long; stigma acute. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. May-Jun.

* Littoral thickets, exposed rocks.Low to medium elevations. S Taiwan.


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