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31. Ficus beipeiensis S. S. Chang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22: 69. 1984.

北碚榕 bei bei rong

Description from Flora of China

Trees, to 15 m tall, d.b.h. to 20 cm; dioecious. Branchlets glabrous. Stipules red, lanceolate, ca. 1 cm. Petiole 2-3 cm, sparsely puberulent; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 12-22 × 5-9 cm, papery, abaxially whitish green and densely covered with small pointlike cystoliths, adaxially dark green and glabrous, base cuneate, margin irregularly and sparsely toothed on upper 2/3, apex acute or mucronate; basal lateral veins extending to 2/3 of leaf blade length, secondary veins 4 or 5 on each side of midvein. Figs pendulous on specialized 15-30 cm leafless branchlets of main branches, pear-shaped, 1-2 cm in diam., densely covered with short rust-colored pubescence and sparsely globose tuberculate; peduncle 1-2.5 cm; involucral bracts broadly ovate; apical bracts rosulate. Male flowers: subsessile; calyx lobes 3 or 4, red, obovate; stamens 2. Gall flowers: ovary ± globose; style short. Female flowers: pedicellate; calyx lobes 4, red, bladelike; ovary ± globose; stigma clavate.

* Limestone areas; 300-500 m. Chongqing.


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