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90. Ficus laevis Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 437. 1825.

光叶榕 guang ye rong

Description from Flora of China

Ficus jaminii H. Léveillé & Vaniot.

Shrubs, scandent, often epiphytic, usually glabrous. Stipules caducous, 0.8-1.2 cm. Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 3.5-7 cm; leaf blade rounded to broadly ovate, 10-20 × 8-15 cm, membranous, glabrous or abaxially sparsely brown pubescent, with hairs on midvein, base rounded to slightly cordate, margin entire, apex obtuse or mucronate; veins abaxially conspicuous; basal lateral veins extending to 2/3 of leaf blade length, secondary veins 3 or 4 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy branches, solitary or paired, purple when mature, globose, 1.5-2.5 cm in diam., inside densely setose; peduncle 2-3 cm; involucral bracts triangular-ovate; apical bracts convex; calyx lobes 5 and red for all flowers. Male flowers: in 1 or several rows near apical pore; calyx lobes narrowly lanceolate; stamens 2; filaments free or slightly connate; anthers mucronate. Gall flowers: ovary globose, glabrous; style subapical, short; stigmas enlarged. Female flowers: style persistent, as long as achenes; stigma 2-lobed. Achenes ellipsoid, keeled. Fl. and fr. Apr-Jun.

Rain forests, mountain slopes; 800-1900 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan [India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].


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