Ficus mollis Vahl, Symb. Bot. 1: 82 1790.(syn. Ficus asinina Buch.-Ham.; Ficus pubescens Heyne ex Roth; Ficus tomentosa Roxb. ex Willd.; Urostigma connivens Miq.; Urostigma obversum Miq.; Urostigma tomentosum (Roxb. ex Willd.) Miq.);
India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Bihar, Central and Southern provinces, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh), Sri Lanka 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.

Ficus- 240417CSS-1 : 5 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
I have seen a ficus tree in Peddamandyam mandal, Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Please find attached the pictures.
Unkonwn -1 Would this be ficus mollis? flowersofindia

All photographs are confirmed as Ficus mollis Vahl

Ficus mollis Vahl

Is it Ficus druacea (Mysore Fig) studded in the Bhongir fort, AP. Pictures taken on 6/12/08.

Yes …, I believe it to be Ficus drupacea (stressing on its typical leaf shape)
(I assume there is a spelling error, and that must have been inadvertently copy/pasted in all instances ).

If you have taken the pic in Bhongir fort then it is definitely not F.drupacea! The leaf is not clear in the pic. Most probably it may be F.mollis.

I found these pictures of Ficus mollis at cefe.cnrs.jpg &

Ficus drupacea at cefe.cnrs.jpg & figweb
From the above two, I think my species is Ficus mollis.


Gomphrena serrata? – indiantreepix | Google Groups  (mixed thread): 2 correct images as above.
here are another 2 images of Ficus mollis.

Ficus mollis? – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 4 images.
Ficus mollis (?) in Keesaraguda, AP on 21/6/09. It appears to be an old & big tree. 

Yes … your plant is Ficus mollis

yes it is found in Hoshangabad and almost in entire M.P.

Mostly it on the rocks or on hill slopes

It seems so as it appears same as in my pictures.

Thanks … It is known as Kathpeepal कठपीपल in my state and this tree is worshiped.I am forwarding more images.

i wonder, if there are book on indian trees containing legends, myths, origin how they came to earth, like the one of Parijatak.

wud be very glad to know more on such books, possibly in marathi, hindi or english. Read “Brahmas Hair” already.

Thanks for your interest. Not in compiled form but through my on-line research documents you can get much information on this aspect.

Contributions at Ecoport ecoport
Research References in Ecoport ecoport
Over 650,000 page report in Ecoport ecoport
(God knows “WHY This knowledge sharing site has been kept away from search engines like Google” !!!) documents
Thousands of Hindi articles on flora and fauna in blogs like this one
Trying hard to make CGBD database online having 300,000 images and millions of pages.
Please go through these links you will get much information.

Name of species- Ficus tomentosa

Photo taken on- 15.10.2009

It is found mainly on rocky steep slopes

At- Viratnagar (Jaipur)


Sacred Kathpipal Tree: Recently uploaded video of Sacred Kathpipal tree.


Ficus mollis L. SN May 12 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Ficus mollis L. Moraceae,
Wild tree in the dry deciduous forests, collected from Srisailam area of Andhra Pradesh


16092017BHAR1 – Silai tree : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 6 MB.

Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.
Locals told it Silai tree in Tamil.

More pictures. Attachments (1) – 4 MB

May be Ficus mollis

This is Ficus mollis (Soft Fig) with velvety leaves.


Goa, May 2019 :: Ficus for ID :: ARK2019-31 : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
Requesting to please ID this ficus captured on a cliff in South Goa May 2019.

Ficus pumila?

Not pumila !

Can it be F. Mollis?

Matching to some extent but is it a tree or climber?

Yes it is close to F. mollis.

It was a tree.

Ficus mollis is a medium sized tree.

it’s mollis only …

Ficus Mollis is it_Kindly confirm id: 3 images.

This ficus was observed at Sangareddy, Hyderabad, in July 2021.
Habit- Wild
Altitude- 550 MSL
I think it is Ficus mollis
Kindly confirm the id.


Yet it’s you’re right ma’am

This is Ficus mollis Vahl



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