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23. Ficus amplissima J.E. Sm. in Rees, Cycl. 14. Ficus n. 68. 1810. Miq. in Hook. Lond. J. Bot. 6: 580. 1847; Corner in Gard. Bull. Singapore 18(3): 84. 1961; Ramamoorthy & Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicolson, l.c. 79; Corner in Dass. & Fosb., l.c. 242.


  • Ficus indica* Willd.
  • Ficus tsiela Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.

    A large deciduous, upto 18 m tall tree with spreading branches, usually without aerial roots. Bark-greenish-grey, young shoots whitish puberulous to vinous. Leaves with 23-8 cm long, petiole with a terminal gland; lamina coriaceous, ovate or elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, 5-10 (-12) cm long, (2-) 3-6 (-8) cm broad, faintly 3-costate at ± rounded to cuneate base, entire acute or ± obtusely acuminate at apex, glabrous, lateral nerves (6-) 8-12 pairs, sub-ascending, ± bulging beneath, intercostals usually absent; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-2.3 cm long, acuminate. Hypanthodia monoecious, sessile, in axillary pairs and around old leaf scars, depressed globular or obovoid, 842 mm- In diam., glabrous, subtended by 3, broadly ovate, 2-25 mm long, c. 3 van wide, glabrous to puberulous basal bracts, apical orifice closed by 3, flat bracts, internal bristles absent. Male flowers: few, disperse, sessile to shortly pedicellate; sepals 2-3; stamen single, included. Female flowers: sessile; sepsis 3 (-4); ovary white, reniform, style long, subterminal. Figs depressed-globose to pyriform, c. 1.5 cm in diem., pink to purple.

    Type: Rheede, Hort. Malab. III: 85. t. 63.

    Distribution: Central and South India, Sri Lanka, Maldive Isles.

    Cultivated in Sind and Lahore (Parker, l.c.).


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