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71. Ficus chartacea Wallich ex King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta). 1: 159. 1888.

纸叶榕 zhi ye rong

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs. Branchlets with short bent bristles. Stipules red, linear-lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, membranous, adaxially puberulent, apex acuminate. Petiole 1.5-3.5 cm, sparsely covered with short thick hairs; leaf blade narrowly ovate to obovate, 9-10 × 3-4 cm, glabrous or puberulent, base rounded, margin entire, apex acute; basal lateral veins extending to 1/2 of leaf blade length, secondary veins 3 or 4 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy stem, paired or solitary, globose, 5-7 mm in diam., subsessile to pedunculate. Male flowers: near apical pore, sessile or pedicellate; calyx lobes 3, obovate-elliptic; stamen 1 or 2; anthers ellipsoid. Gall flowers: calyx lobes 5; ovary smooth; style lateral, short. Female flowers: calyx lobes 3 or 4, ovate-lanceolate; ovary ovoid; style persistent, lateral; stigma linear. Achenes ovoid, rugose. Fl. and fr. May-Jul.

Berg (in litt.) does not believe that var. torulosa should be recognized.

Slopes, along streams; 1400-1800(-2100) m. Yunnan [Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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