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India (Outer Himalaya ascending up to 2,000 m, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Orissa, Sikkim, South India, W. Bengal), Bangladesh, Malesia, Myanmar, Pakistan to S. China, Thailand, cultivated in Taiwan as per Synopsis of the Genus Ficus L. (Moraceae) in India Lal Babu Chaudhary*, Jana Venkata Sudhakar, Anoop Kumar, Omesh Bajpai, Rinkey Tiwari and G. V. S. Murthy- Taiwania, 57(2): 193-216, 2012;
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Yes, this fruit (technically called Syconus) is used as vegetable when green and eaten as fruit when ripe. The fig’s cavity get filled with honey like nectar while colour becomes reddish at ripening. Sweet as honey is a certain exaggeration obvious with local guides, but it is certainly a tasty fruit. I was fortunate to have few plants in close proximity of my home in mid hills where we used to consume many such ripe fruits during rainy season.
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This tree was seen deep inside the Corbett area, near Mandar River.

Local name given by the guide was Timla.
Found only in the regions having cooler climate.

Kindly validate.


Yes it is F.auriculata, locally called ‘Timala’.


Thanks for validation. I was told the ripe ones are as sweet as honey and can be eaten.


Yes, this fruit (technically called Syconus) is used as vegetable when green and eaten as fruit when ripe. The fig’s cavity get filled with honey like nectar while colour becomes reddish at ripening. Sweet as honey is a certain exaggeration obvious with local guides, but it is certainly a tasty fruit. I was fortunate to have few plants in close proximity of my home in mid hills where we used to consume many such ripe fruits during rainy season.


I was lucky to see some ripe fruits the day I was leaving, in a resort. Here it is….


Ficus auriculata Lour. Syn: F.roxburghii Wall. Locally called as Taryambal, Traimblu in H P and the ripe fruits are edible. It is a store house of feed for birds.


Just a small correction from my side. The name given to the river was ‘Mandar’ as heard by me. It is probably the Mandal River.


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Ficus auriculata – Anjeer – Elephant Ear Fig – 090714 – RK – 3 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
03/07/2014 – Bangalore



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Ficus carica – fruit fig SN Aug 57 : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).

Ficus carica – fruit fig from Udupi district of Karnataka


I don’t think Ficus carica, may be some other species.


Ficus auriculata; I hope.


Ficus auriculata. I have posted recently from Corbett.


I tried find out the variety name, but did n’t succeed; some horticulture related experts may know the exact variety. In Ficus carica several varieties are available with so much variations in the leaf shape, fruit shape, size and colour.


There are lot of queries about Ficus carica L., Ficus carica is occur only in cultivation in India. It’s allied to Ficus palmata subsp. virgata , it is wildly occur in India. My recently published paper in Journal of Threatened Taxa on 26 Aug 2014 title is ‘Taxonomy, distribution and diversity of Ficus palmata Forssk. subsp. virgata (Roxb.) Browicz (Moraceae) in India’ is also available online.

After reading this paper people can easily understand the variation in leaves, and their other related queries.


The photographs were identified and confirmed as Ficus auriculata Lour. (=Ficus macrophylla Roxb.) _ Moraceae.



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Ficus auriculata (mixed thread):  4 correct images as above.

 As far as I know, F oligodon is tall tree with wide crown and figs have  longitudinal ridges  and borne in cluster. So I have attached few pics from my stock. Hope this could be F oligodon. Moreover, the shape of leaves is different in both the species, in F oligodon it is obovate but here it is elliptic. Size of fig in F oligodon is about 3-5cm and pear shaped and red in colour (as in this pic 1).  Attachments (4)


Plant is Ficus auriculata Lour. Synonyms are in link : http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2809581



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MS May, 2017/09 Ficus auriculata, Lour. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location : Khawbung, Mizoram
10/03/2017
Habit : Small or small to middle-sized, spreading, evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild
Mizo name : Thei-bal

 


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MS May, 2017/12 Ficus sp. for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Tawi, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 1,650 m.
Date : 10-08-2007
Habit : Small or medium-sized tree
Habitat : Wild


Sir, Looks like Ficus oligodon synonym of Ficus auriculata. Specimens must be verified.



Please can anyone id this shrub.
Taken 6th April 2011 @ 2.15p.m. in the afternoon.
On the road to GANTOK.. SIKKIM
Habitat—- Cannot tell if this was planted or wild. It was next to a flight of steps down to a scenic viewing area overlooking the river.
Plant Habit-…… Tree/ Shrub
Height/Length-….Leaves.. see pic
Flowers Size… none

Fruits Type…….none


It may be Ficus auriculata.


Yes I support … view.


Is this any other Rubiaceae? I don’t think it is a Ficus.


Ficus auriculata Lour.



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Ficus auriculata Lour : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- around 1 mb each.

Sharing some pictures I guess is Ficus auriculata Lour shot at Bali Indonesia on 11 June 2014 at sea Level. 



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Ficus auriculata Lour. (accepted name) ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) – around 700 kb each.

Location: Pokhara, Nepal
Altitude:  2600 ft.
Date: 27 July 2015

Should be Ficus auriculata Lour.



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Ficus auriculata Lour. (accepted name)?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. 4 images- around 1 mb each.

Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft.
Ficus oligodon Miq. (synonym) ???

Are both ID same or there are some difference as they are separately listed in Nepal list !


The photographs are confirmed as Ficus auriculata Lour. As per Berg & Corner, 2005 reference Ficus oligodon Miq. is the synonym of Ficus auriculata Lour.



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SK569 15 JUN-2017:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)– around 1 mb each.

Location:  Gopaldhara, Darjeeling, India 
Date: 20 May  2017
Altitude: 6000 ft
Ficus …. ???

Sir, Photographs are identified as Ficus auriculata Lour.



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SK702 06 AUG-2017:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 1 mb each.

Location: Godawari, Nepal
Date: 22 June 2017 
Altitude:5000 ft.
Which Ficus  ??

Sir, Photos are identified as Ficus auriculata Lour


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10092017BHAR1- Unknown Fig : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2) – 1 mb and 2 mb.

Found in a garden, near Chennai.


Check for Ficus auriculata.

Pl. check images at Ficus auriculata
To me also appear close.

The photographs are confirmed as Ficus auriculata Lour.



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MS Jan.,2018/01 Ficus sp. for ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Location : Durtlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca 1,400 m.
Date : 07-12-2015
Habit : Small or small to middle-sized evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild

Ficus auriculata Lour. ??


Ficus variegata ??


This is Ficus auriculata Lour., figs with longitudinal ridges



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Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand (June 09); Kavalu katta, Unchalli, Uttara Kannada, Western ghats- Jun 2009;  Bangalore; European Fig – Ficus Carica – indiantreepix | Google Groups Tree for ID – efloraofindia | Google Groups


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A rich haul (#3) from Unchalli: Wild  fruits and nuts collected from the forest floor during Unchalli falls
trek,
1. Jack fruit – Bikke – -Malnad kind
2.  To be identified

3. Ficus auriculataElephant ear fig tree
4. fallen Coconut fruit
5. KasarakaStrychnos nux-vomica (Poisonous)
6.
7. Matti (?)
8. Pilli Hannu (fruit) (Edible)
9.
10.
11. Rampatre- Myristica malabarica
12. Uppage – Gamboge tree, Garcinia gummi-gutta
13.  Syzigium caryophyllatum, Dwarf black plum tree  / Indian blackberry

14. To be identified
Unchalli & hegde katta, Uttara Kannada
Western ghats, Karnataka
Photo date: 24 Jun 2009

– Number 6 seems to be the seeds of Entada scandens (Sword bean), a woody liana, Mimosoideae, a sub family of Leguminosae.


– 1. Looks more like Pandanus
2. Olea dioica? or Cassine glauca?
6. Sandhya is right, its most likely Entada
7. Agree with …, Terminalia tomentosa
8. Syzigium philaroides i.e. Eugenia mooniana
9. Could be seeds of Garcinia morella or some sapotaceae such as
Crysophyllum
10. Looks like seed of Strychnos but its too large as compared to the fruit
11. Knema attenuata



Elephant Ear Fig a fig tree with very large leaves, reminding one of elephant ears. 
The young leaves start intensely red, and turn more and more green when reaching their ultimate size of up to 50 cm length. It is a tree 5-10 m tall, with crown wide, and a bole diameter of 10-15 cm. Bark is gray, smooth. Branchlets are sparsely pubescent. Stipules, falling off soon, are ovate-lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm. Leaves are alternately arranged, carried on 4-6 cm long stalks. They are obovate-elliptic to elliptic, 12-25 6-23 cm, papery, densely small tuberculate on the underside, hairless above, base shallowly heart-shaped to broadly wedge-shaped, margin irregularly toothed. Figs are clustered on short branchlets of old stems, dark red when mature, pear-shaped to spherical, with 4-6 longitudinal ridges and small tubercles. They are large for figs, 2-3.5 cm in diameter, covered with soft hairs. 
Figs are edible and sweet. In Meghalaya, fruits are eaten raw, leaves are lopped for highly palatable fodder. 
Elephant Ear Fig is found in the Himalayas, from Nepal to NE India, Burma, S. China, Indo-China and Malaya, at altitudes of 1000-2100 m.

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Pl. find the attached file contain photos of Elephant ear fig tree
(Ficus auriculata) from NBNP Garden, Coimbatore.

Its syn. is F. roxburghii. Thanks for nice pictures. The tree is very beautiful and should be introduced by Horticulturists being of moderate size considering the limited space available for landscaping.



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Attaching herewith the photographs of Elephant ear fig tree / Giant Indian Fig with very big leaves measuring nearly 15 inches across and figs at the base of the main trunk. I think this is Ficus auriculata Lour (syn.Ficus roxburghii Steud). Origin: India.
Photos were taken in a farm near Mysore in Karnataka on 3.11.12. Confirmation of the ID of the Ficus species is requested.


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Tree for ID: July13-NAW03 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Tree for ID: Grown at archaelogical park Chand Bagh, Maula Ali, Hyderabad.

Photographed 26th June 2013

Newly planted, about 3 metres tall. leaves circular with diameter about 8 inches.


Is it Ficus auriculata?


Yes … it looks like the common Ficus auriculata;

cultivated as a fruit tree and usually planted as an ornamental also for its graceful looks with its very large leaves.



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Requesting ID of this Ficus – Lonavala – October 2013 :: 28012014 :: ARK-25 : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.

Requesting to please ID this Ficus in a nursery in Lonavala, Maharashtra in October 2013.


Ficus auriculata Lour.


Supporting id



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Wild Fig : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

Is this Wild Fig ? Which Ficus sp. is this ? We saw it in Kakoijana near Manas National Park,Guwahati.
Date- 03.03.2014
Habitat -Wild


Ficus species.


The photographs send by you is identified as Ficus auriculata Lour (=F. macrophylla Roxb.) which is wild in Visakhapatnam hills of South India and common in North East India.
It is nowadays cultivating in gardens, houses for his beautiful foliage and edible figs.


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ficus: this is photograph of a fruiting ficus tree taken last year in early april near sessni in arunachal pradesh


– I do see some orchids there, most probably more than one taxa.


Pl. check Ficus auriculata Lour. as per images herein.


This is Ficus auriculata



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Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: April 8, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Ficus auriculata  Lour.


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via Species‎ > ‎F‎ > Ficus auriculata Lour. … family: Moraceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
FY-kus or FIK-us — from the Latin for figDave’s Botanary
aw-rik-yoo-LAY-tuh — shaped like an ear, earedDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: elephant ear fig tree, giant Indian fig, Himalaya fig tree, Roxburgh figAssamese: আঠা ডিমৰু atha dimoru, মৌ ডিমৰু mau dimoruHindi: फागूड़ा phagooraKannada: ಅಂಜೂರ anjoora, ಸೀಮೆ ಅತ್ತಿ seeme atthiMalayalam: ആന ചെവിയൻ അത്തി aanachcheviyan aththi, തൊണ്ടിപ്പഴം thontippazham, വലിയ അത്തി valiya aththiMarathi: देशी अंजीर deshi anjirNepali: निमारो nimaro, तिमिलो timiloTulu: ಅಂಜೂರ ಪರಂದು anjoora parandu
botanical names: Ficus auriculata Lour. … synonyms: Ficus macrophylla Roxb. & Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. [Illegitimate] • Ficus roxburghii Wall. ex Miq. … check status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.
April 8, 2018 … Dattaji Salvi Udyan, Thane


Thanks, … We are getting richer.


Thanks … for rearing this wonderful group.

It has made it easy for many of us to pursue our interests in our own ways, yet in interest of everyone.



 

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SK970 10 FEB-2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location:  Balthali, Kabhrepalanchowk, Nepal
Altitude:  5000 ft.
Date: 26 March 2016
Habit : Cultivated
Ficus auriculata Lour. ??

To me also appear close to Ficus auriculata

But I am not sure.


I feel it should be Ficus carica as per images herein.

Pl. validate.


No … It is not F. carica !

But I am also not convinced about it being Ficus auriculata as per

I also think it is not Ficus auriculata as the leaves are too small for it to be close to Ficus auriculata. Ficus auriculata is commonly called the Elephant Ear Fig due to its extremely large leaves.

What about fruits. Here it normally fruits at the base of the main trunk? Need to recheck.


This is Ficus auriculata Lour., even in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand many times we see small leaved trees.


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Ficus sp????- Location: RAJOURI JANDK: 1 high res. image.
Ficus auriculata Lour. !


Yes it’s,


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Ficus auriculata: 4 images.
Location: Rajouri, j and k

Habit: Tree
Date: 22 May 2021


Yes!


I too agree with you both


Yes … sir.. It is.


Thanks to you all for id as Ficus auriculata


To me also appears close.


This is Ficus auriculata Lour.



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