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82c. Ficus tinctoria subsp. gibbosa (Blume) Corner, Gard. Bull. Singapore. 17: 476. 1960.

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Description from Flora of China

Ficus gibbosa Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 466. 1825; F. cuspidifera Miquel; F. gibbosa var. cuspidifera (Miquel) King; F. gibbosa var. parasitica (Willdenow) King; F. gibbosa var. rigida Miquel; F. michelii H. Léveillé; F. parasitica Willdenow; F. pseudobotryoides H. Léveillé & Vaniot; F. reticulata Thunberg; F. rhomboidalis H. Léveillé & Vaniot; F. tinctoria subsp. parasitica (Wildenow) Corner.

Trees or shrubs, epiphytic. Leaf blade of various shapes and sizes, ovate-elliptic to ± rhombic, strongly asymmetric, less than 13 × 5 on large trees, more than 13 × 5-6 cm when epiphytic, ± leathery, abaxially puberulent and not brown when dry, adaxially rough but becoming smooth with age, margin entire or toothed even on same tree; secondary veins 5-7 on each side of midvein, yellow green when dry. Figs globose, 1-8 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. Jun-Jul.

The well-known taxon Ficus parasitica is included here, together with its many synonyms, because it only differs in minor, quantitative characters, most notably rather larger leaves and figs.

Moist valleys, on rocks. Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Taiwan, SE Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].


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