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Ficus pyriformis Hook. et Arn.


Description from Flora of China

Ficus millettii Miquel; F. pyriformis var. brevifolia Gagnepain; F. pyriformis var. hirtinervis S. S. Chang.

Shrubs, 1-2 m tall. Branchlets coarsely hairy. Stipules red, lanceolate, ca. 1 cm, glabrous. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, hairy; leaf blade oblanceolate, obovate-lanceolate, or ovate-elliptic, 4-11(-14) × 2-4 cm, papery, abaxially sparsely pubescent and with small cystoliths, midvein and lateral veins sometimes densely covered with brown coarse hairs, adaxially bright green, base cuneate to ± rounded, margin entire and slightly revolute, apex acuminate, acute, or caudate; basal lateral veins short, secondary veins 5-9 on each side of midvein and inconspicuous. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, solitary, pear-shaped, ca. 3 × 1.5-3 cm in diam., glabrous, with or without white spots and sparsely brown tuberculate, base cuneate; peduncle to 1.7 cm. Male flowers: near apical pore; calyx lobes 3 or 4, lanceolate; stamens 2; anthers ovoid. Gall flowers: calyx lobes 4, linear; ovary globose; style lateral. Female flowers: calyx lobes 3 or 4; ovary reniform; style lateral, long, thin. Achenes tuberculate. Fl. Dec-Jun.

Forests, wet areas near streams. S Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, S Hunan [Vietnam].


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