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11a. Ficus carica ssp. carica

Vern.: Anjir, Injir.


  • Ficus colchica Grossh.
  • Ficus hyrcana Grossh.

    A robust shrub to small tree. Leaves suborbicular, usually broader than long to ± as long as broad, ± deeply 3(-5)-lobed, sinuses widened inwards, lobes usually spathulate, apically entire to dentate. Figs mostly pyriform, subsessile shortly stipitate, glabrescent to minutely hairy.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: April-December.

    Distribution: Throughout the range of species.

    The mature sugary fruit is dried, preserved and eaten. It is nutrient, demulcent and laxative and is often used as cure of constipation, especially children.


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