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55. Ficus ovatifolia S. S. Chang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22: 68. 1984.

卵叶榕 luan ye rong

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or trees, 3-4 m tall. Branchlets sparsely covered with short white pubescence. Stipules red, lanceolate. Petiole 1.5-2.5 cm, sparsely covered with short pubescence; leaf blade ovate to obliquely ovate, 5-12 × 2.5-6 cm, subglabrous, abaxially pale green and with pointlike cystoliths, adaxially dark green, base cordate to oblique, margin entire, apex acuminate; basal lateral veins with red glands in axils, secondary veins red, 3 or 4 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, solitary or paired, red when mature, conic-ellipsoid, slightly tuberculate, sessile. Male flowers: calyx lobes 4, red, obovate; stamens 2. Gall flowers: many, pedicellate; calyx lobes 4, red; ovary ± globose; style lateral, short; stigma silklike. Fl. Apr-May.

Berg (in litt.) suggests that this species should be included within Ficus heteromorpha.

* Evergreen broad-leaved forests, beside streams; 1300-2100 m. SE Yunnan.


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