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14. Ficus rubiginosa Deaf. ex Vent., lard. Malm. t. 114. 1805. Benth. & Mueller, Fl. Aust. 6: 173. 1873; Bot. Mag. 56: t. 2939.1829; Parker, l.c. 481. 1956; in Gard. Bull. Singapore 21(1): 26. 1965.

Engl. Vern.: The Port Jackson Fig; Rusty Fig; Little Leaf Fig.


  • Ficus australis Wind.

    A large tree with wide spreading crown and hanging aerial roots. Young shoots rusty-pubescent. Leaves with 1-3 cm long petiole; lamina coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, 6-10 cm long, 4-8 cm broad, 3-costate at the rounded or ± base, margins entire, obtuse-acuminate at the apex, glabrous above, rusty pubescent to glabrescent beneath, lateral nerves 10-12 pairs, intercostals stipules lanceolate, acuminate. Hypanthodia in axillary pairs on c. 2.5 thick peduncles, globose, c. 8-10 mm in diameter, rusty-pubescent, by broad, membranous, c. 4 mm long, deciduous basal bracts. Male flowers: suimerous, intermixed with the female flowers; sepals 3, brown; stamen Ovary with a long, lateral style and short, acute stigma. Figs globular, in diam., rusty pubescent to glabrescent, warted.

    Type: Described from Australia (N.S. Wales).

    Distribution: A native of Australia, introduced and cultivated elsewhere.

    In Pakistan it is cultivated in Lahore (fide Parker, l.c.).


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