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Ficus ruyuanensis

Description from Flora of China

Ficus daimiaoshanensis S. S. Chang.

Shrubs or trees, 1-2 m tall. Branches when young and petioles with straight spreading coarse hairs. Branchlets slender; internodes short. Stipules lanceolate, ca. 5 mm. Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 0.5-4 cm; leaf blade obovate-oblong to oblanceolate, 5-11 × 2.5-5 cm, papery, abaxially pale green but silvery gray when dry, adaxially green and with loosely bent pubescence, base broadly cuneate, margin entire and with barbed hairs, apex acute to acuminate; basal lateral veins to 1/4 of leaf blade length, secondary veins 4-7 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, paired, red to purple when mature, ± globose, 6-8 mm in diam., carpodermis without stone cells, inside without bristles; peduncle 0-3 mm; involucral bracts triangular, 1-2 mm; apical bracts discoid, closed. Male flowers: near apical pore or scattered, pedicellate; calyx lobes 4, oblanceolate; stamens 2. Gall flowers: pedicellate or sessile; ovary stipitate; style lateral, short; stigma funnelform. Achenes ± reniform, smooth.

* Dense forests, mountain slopes; 500-700 m. N Guangdong (Ruyuan), NE Guangxi (Daimiao Shan), Guizhou (Dushan).


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