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24. Ficus vasculosa Wallich ex Miquel, London J. Bot. 7: 454. 1848.

白肉榕 bai rou rong

Ficus championii Bentham.

Trees, 10-15 m tall, d.b.h. 10-15 cm. Bark gray, smooth. Branchlets grayish brown, smooth. Stipules ovate, ca. 6 mm. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, simple or irregularly lobed, 4-11 × 2-4 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green but yellowish to grayish green when dry, adaxially dark green and shiny, base cuneate, apex obtuse to acuminate; secondary veins 10-12 on each side of midvein, reticulate veins prominent on both surfaces. Figs yellow to yellowish red when mature, globose, 7-10 mm in diam., obscurely longitudinally ridged when dry, base attenuate into a short stalk; peduncle 0.7-0.8 cm; involucral bracts caducous. Male, gall, and female flowers within same fig. Male flowers: few, near apical pore, shortly pedicellate; calyx deeply 3- or 4-lobed; stamen (1 or)2 (or 3), if stamen 1 then basal rudimentary pistil present. Gall and female flowers: many, sessile or pedicellate; calyx deeply 3- or 4-lobed; ovary obovoid; style smooth; stigma 2-branched. Achenes smooth, usually with 1 row of small apical tubercles. Fl. and fr. May-Jul.

Seasonally wet forests; below 800 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan [Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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