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81. Ficus praetermissa Corner, Gard. Bull. Singapore. 17: 474. 1960.

钩毛榕 gou mao rong

Shrubs, erect, 3-6 m tall. Branchlets cylindric, with barbed hairs and pubescent when young. Stipules small. Leaves alternate; petiole 5-10 mm, with barbed hairs; leaf blade obovate-falcate, strongly asymmetric, 7-13(-25) × 3.5-5(-9) cm, ± leathery, abaxially pale green, densely covered with cystoliths, sparse barbed hairs, and pubescence, adaxially dark green, with sparse bent pubescence, and barbed hairs, base narrowly cuneate, margin with apical 1/3 sparsely toothed, apex acute to caudate with a 1.5-2 cm cauda; basal lateral veins thin, secondary veins 5 or 6 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, paired or clustered, globose, 5-7 mm in diam., with barbed hairs, pedunculate; involucral bracts lanceolate; lateral bracts absent; apical bracts radially arranged. Male flowers: sessile or pedicellate; calyx lobes 4, obovate, membranous. Gall flowers: pedicellate; calyx lobes 4, lanceolate; ovary smooth; style short. Female flowers: calyx lobes spatulate, longer than ovary; ovary white; style persistent, ± lateral. Achenes short, oblong, smooth.

Mountains, valleys. S Yunnan [N India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

Chinese and Indian material named as Ficus asperiuscula Kunth & Bouché belongs here. True F. asperiuscula is restricted to Indonesia (Java and Sumatra).


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