Ficus drupacea Thunb., Ficus 11 1786. (Syn. Ficus auranticarpa Elmer [Invalid]; Ficus chrysochlamys K.Schum. & Lauterb.; Ficus chrysocoma Blume; Ficus citrifolia Willd. [Illegitimate]; Ficus drupacea var. glabrata Corner; Ficus drupacea var. pedicellata Corner; Ficus drupacea var. pubescens (Roth) Corner; Ficus drupacea var. subrepanda (Wall. ex King) D.Basu; Ficus ellipsoidea F.Muell. ex Benth. [Illegitimate]; Ficus gonia Buch.-Ham.; Ficus indica L.; Ficus mysorensis B.Heyne ex Roth; Ficus mysorensis Roth ex Roem. & Schult.; Ficus mysorensis var. dasycarpa (Miq.) M.F.Barrett; Ficus mysorensis f. parvifolia Miq.; Ficus mysorensis var. pubescens Roth ex Roem. & Schult.; Ficus mysorensis var. subrepanda Wall. ex King; Ficus payapa Blanco; Ficus pilosa Reinw. ex Blume; Ficus pilosa var. chrysocoma (Blume) King; Ficus rupestris Buch.-Ham. [Illegitimate]; Ficus subrepanda (Wall. ex King) King; Ficus vidaliana Warb.; Urostigma dasycarpum Miq.; Urostigma mysorense Miq.);
India (Southern region?), Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Malesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Bhutan 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;
Mysore Fig, Brown woolly fig • Marathi: बुराली वड Burali-Wad • Tamil: Sonnai-ala, Kal-ala • Malayalam: ചെലാ Chela • Kannada: Goni-Mara;

Images by tspkumar


TSP-DEC2015-58-231: Images of Ficus drupaceae (Moraceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Ficus drupaceae (Moraceae 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Occurring by road sides 

Sighting: Chikmagalur,Hassan and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 900 msl 

Date: 11-05-2014, 24-05-2014, 02-02-2015, 06-02-2015 and 25-02-2015

MS,March, 2017/01 Ficus sp. for ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location : Khawbung, Mizoram
Date : 09-03-2017
Habit : Large deciduous tree; shoot hairy; fruit rounded, yellow,and red when ripe.
Habitat : Cultivated
Note : Fruits eaten by birds.

The photographs are identified as Ficus drupacea Thunb.

Much closer to Ficus drupacea Thunb., plant shows different leaf shapes, hairiness and venations according to habitat. I had observed similar leaves and figs in Ficus drupacea at Namdapha, Arunachal Pradesh, where receptacles were globose (much oblong in Western Ghats).


Fruit for Id – ID03042017SH3 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Fruit for Id pl.
Can this be Ficus mysorensis ? But again there were hardly any leaves on it. Does Ficus shade the leaves in this season ?
Location – BPT Garden ( Sagar Upvan), Colaba, Mumbai
Date- 10.03.2017

This is Ficus drupacea Thunb., yes during flowering/fruiting this species sheds leaves and leaf flushing starts immediately.



Ficus For ID : Nasik : 040314 : AK-11 : Attachments (4). 7 posts by 2 authors.
Ficus seen at a garden in Nasik.

Cultivated tree.
Is this Mysore Fig?

I was given the name in Marathi….Paras Vad but have no clue to its botanical id.
Vad is for Banyan tree in Marathi.

As vernacular name known as Mysore fig, but scientific name presently treated as Ficus drupacea Thunb.

The photographs send by are identified as Ficus drupcaea Thunb.

Ficus drupacea var. pubescens : For Validation : Mumbai : 05MAY15 : AK-2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Seen at a cultivated garden in Mumbai last month.
Kindly validate.

Ficus Species For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 04DEC16 : AK-11 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Pictures taken on 1st Nov,16 at Lalbagh, Bangalore.

The photographs are identified as Ficus drupacea Thunb. (=Ficus drupacea Thunb. var. pubescens (B. Heyne ex Roth) Corner; Ficus mysorensis B. Heyne ex Roth in Roem. & Schult.)

Ficus drupacea Thunb.

Ficus aurea Nutt. (accepted name) ??? : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Bajrabarahi, Nepal 
Altitude: 4800 ft.
Date: 13 April 2013
But Ficus aurea Nutt is not listed in Nepal.


Same tree today ! Request for validation !
Attachments (6) 

This should be Ficus drupacea Thunb. (No chance for getting Ficus aurea Nutt in Nepal because of its Caribbean Origin)

All the old and new photographs are temporarily identified as Ficus drupacea Thunb.

Location: Chobhar, Nepal
Altitude: 4600 ft.
Date: 18 July 2017
Attachments (5)

It is not F. aurea. I have seen F. aurea in Mysore. There are many here.

Ficus drupacea: 2 images.
Ficus drupacea both the varieties from Namdapha NP Arunachal Pradesh. Lot of animals, including, hornbills, barbets, hoolock gibbons feed on it extensively. Both the varieties occur sympatrically in AP.

I agree with … that this is Ficus drupacea Thunb. of Moraceae family
Ficus mysorensis is now a synonym of F.drupacea
Please use the following link for reference
It is edible for animals and birds for sure. We generally dont eat it. But if you collect it from the plant when it is ripened we can eat it.
Remember that there will be lots of fig wasps in it!

That would be world’s first non-veg fruit then…. :))
By the way, I got a chance to eat Artocarpus lakoocha after a long time here in Dehradun. I loved it.

Kannada: Goni-Mara ( Ficus drupacea var. pubescens) .  A common tree in Karnataka.

Mysore Fig is a strangler fig with a large canopy.
Leaf blade obovate-elliptic, with a rounded base. Leaves and the stalk are densely covered with yellowish brown velvety hairs.
Figs are large, conic-ellipsoid, densely covered with brownish yellow long hairs. When ripe, the figs turn orange. Involucral bracts are ovate-lanceolate.
The species name drupacea means fleshy fruit, which refers to the fact that the figs look like fleshy fruits.


5 images.

Nice pictures! The figs attract bats.


Request Tree ID – Is it a fig or satin leaf or somethingelse?:
I wrongly identified it as satin leaf

Old airport road, bangalore

… just a guess: Ficus drupacea (syn. Ficus mysorensis) of family Moraceae
Please wait for comments.

I initially thought it was Mysore Fig, and went and took pictures of mysore fig in lalbagh, which looks different.
The leaves are not so soft and hairy as this one

yes its Ficus drupacea var. pubescens syn. F. mysorensis

Thanks, I will rename it again as Mysore Fig.
I will again see the mysore fig in lalbagh, when new leaves come.


Ficus mysorensis : Confirm ID : Lalbagh, Bangalore : 080712 : AK-3:
Pictures taken on 15/4/12 in Lalbagh, Bangalore.

A small tree with fruits.
I am aware of the huge Mysore Fig tree in Lalbagh.
But is this also Mysore Fig?
This was closer to the lake.
Kindly confirm.

Yes it looks like Ficus drupacea Thunb. Syn: Ficus mysorensis


Ficus tree for identification 080113MK02:
Please help me to identify this Ficus sp. of Moraceae. Leaf was upto 20 cm long; thick pubescent (velvety) at young branch; huge tree of up to 10 m high.

Date: 27 Dec 2012
Place: Kolli Hills, TN
Alt.: 1500 m asl

could it be Ficus mysorensis?


Ficus tree for identification 080113MK02: This could be Ficus callosa as aerial roots are not seen. Ficus drupacea usually has a few aerial roots. Have it on my property at Shahapur. My photographs of a Ficus drupacea tree at Phansad WLS are available at this link
Am sending my photographs of Ficus callosa for comparison in a separate mail.

Ficus drupacea var. pubescens, I think so.

yes it does looks like Ficus drupacea var. pubescens.
common in the forest of SGNP, Mumbai



Ficus : 3 images. 2 posts by 2 authors.
Large tree of Ficus
fruits are red after maturity

Ficus drupacea



Requesting ID of this tree – Mumbai :: 04092013 :: ARK-02 :: February 2013 : Attachments (1 + 1). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this tree captured at Sagar Upvan, Mumbai in February 2013.
Unfortunately, this is the only pic I have, is this enough to ID?

I have attached another pic of the tree..

Ficus mysorensis. The figs turn orange when ripe.


along KSH 34 between Ramnagar & Malamba :: Ficus drupacea :: DVFEB43/76 : 1 post by 1 author. 7 images.
along Karnataka State Highway No. 34 between Ramnagar & Malamba
Date: 29 MAY 2011 … Altitude: about 640 m asl
Ficus drupacea Thunb. (family: Moraceae)


Mollem National Park :: Ficus drupacea :: DVMAR10/10 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Mollem National Park Goa

Date: 18 FEB 2012 Altitude: 125 – 145 m asl
Ficus drupacea Thunb. (family: Moraceae)


Ficus callosa : Attachments (10).  7 posts by 4 authors.

Photographed at Dandeli.
1 Ficus callosa tree near Dandeli.jpg …
5 Ficus callosa tree at Dandeli town.jpg
6 Great Pied Hornbill.jpg
7 Malabar Grey Hornbill.jpg ..
10 Grey – fronted Green Pigeons.jpg

Nicely illustrated!

I was most inspired by the hornbill picture, loved it

Not Ficus callosa as per discussions from another thread.

Ficus drupacea Thunb.
Receptacles are sessile and in pairs.

The photographs are confirmed as Ficus drupacea 

A feedback from another thread from …:
P.S.  – my post titled ‘Ficus callosa’ was also wrong. As pointed out, that was Ficus drupacea. My apologies.


Ficus drupacea Thunb. (accepted name) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Sharing some pictures of Ficus drupacea Thunb. (accepted name)
shot at Lal Bagh Banglore on 6 September 2015

ID validation please.

To me appears close as per images on efi page at Ficus drupacea

May be … could help !

Ficus drupacea Thunb.

Ficus sp. for ID : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (4).
Bangalore 15th June

Ficus sp. has been identified as Ficus mollis Vahl syn. Ficus tomentosa Roxb. ex Willd.

To me figs look different from other images at Ficus mollis Vahl

I too agree it is not Ficus mollis

Sir, the photographs are identified as Ficus drupacea (=F. drupacea var pubescence).

This is Ficus drupaceaThunb. [=F. drupacea var. pubescens (Roth) Corner]

Ficus species for ID SH02 – Shervaroyan Hills, TN : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
I request for the ID of the Ficus species. It seems Ficus drupacea. Checked with the images in Ficus page of eflora of India, but unable to confirm.
Large Tree.
Shervaroyan Hills, Salem Dist, TN (Part of Southern Eastern Ghats)
Alt.: ca 1000 m asl.

This is Ficus drupacea Thunb.

Ficus drupacea Thunb. SN102018 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Cultivated tree in a home, White field to Hosakote road near Segehalli gate.

since its supposed to be straggler fig, how did you grow this in your garden. on what host tree. is the host tree alive. please tell us

Fruit for Id – ID21052019SH2 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Fruit for id pl.
Location – Latpanchar , West Bengal
Date – March 2019

Any other images?

I have one more image but very similar.

Ficus drupacea.

Yes young fruit !

This should be Ficus drupacea Thunb.

Profuse yellow fruits which turn red when ripe– 28/2/08- in Banglore, Sahakarnagr area; Fruiting on Feb 24th 2008- Lal`andevana halli, KRNagar, Mysore district;  Lalbagh-12-07-09- Banglore; Kabalu Katta, Unchalli, Uttara Karnataka, Karnataka- Jun 2009; national park in mumbai– Oct’09; 21 Mar,2010   8.30 am: Phansad WLS Maharashtra; on 11 June, ’10 at the south end of the national park in Mumbai;

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Ficus I’d please: 1 image.
Found as cultivated in research station in Virinjipuram Vellore district TN.

Ficus drupacea

Thanks, …, for id as Ficus drupacea

This is Ficus drupacea Thunb.


Ficus Species for ID : Bangalore : 13APR22 : AK – 02:
A cultivated tree seen at a park in Bangalore last month (13.4.22).
Ficus mysorensis?

I think difficult to say with these images.

The leaf veins suggest Ficus mysorensis.
One of the expert may be able to help.

Pl. check images at Ficus drupacea
Not very sure.

This should be Ficus drupacea Thunb.


Ficus species from Salem, Tamilnadu: 8 images.
Kindly identify the species

It may be Ficus drupacea syn. Ficus mysorensis, Mysore fig.

Yes, appears close to images at


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