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73. Ficus tsiangii Merrill ex Corner, Gard. Bull. Singapore. 18: 25. 1960.

岩木瓜 yan mu gua

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or trees, 4-6 m tall, few-branched. Bark grayish brown, coarse. Branchlets 3-4 mm in diam.; internodes long, densely covered with grayish white and yellow brown stiff hairs. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, 5-6 mm, with bent pubescence. Leaves spirally arranged; petiole thin, 3-12 cm; leaf blade ovate to obovate-elliptic, 8-23 × 5-15 cm, papery, abaxially densely covered with grayish white to brown coarse hairs and cystoliths, adaxially coarse and with coarse stiff hairs, base rounded, shallowly cordate, or broadly cuneate and with 2 glands, margin denticulate, apex slightly broad and acuminate with a 0.7-1.3 cm acumen; basal lateral veins extending to 1/2 or more of leaf blade length, secondary veins 4 or 5 on each side of midvein. Figs clustered at base of old stem or on leafless shortly tuberculate branchlets, red when mature, ovoid to globose-ellipsoid, 2-3.5 × 1.5-2 cm, outside with stiff coarse short hairs, inside with bristles; peduncle 2-4 cm; lateral bracts present; apical bracts straight. Male flowers: dimorphic, near apical pore and sessile or scattered and pedicellate; calyx lobes 3-5, linear-lanceolate; stamens (1 or)2; filaments with basal hairs; anthers not mucronate. Gall flowers: small. Female flowers: ovary sessile; stigma shallowly 2-lobed, with sparse bristles. Achenes lenslike, dorsally slightly keeled. Fl. May-Aug.

* Valleys, along streams, moist areas; 200-2400 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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