India (Throughout the hotter parts), China, Indochina, Malesia, Myanmar, 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 rubescens Vahl. Syn. Ficus heterophylla – efloraofindia | Google Groups: 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
This interesting shrub of Ficus species was seen at Sawantwadi, Mah., in Sep.’10.
The leaves are polymorphous, 3 many lobed.

Something very new for me in my wildest guess I would have never expected it to be a Ficus
Thanks … for showing me a interesting plant.


Flora of Chakrata 2012: Ficus for Id..:
This climbing? Ficus was shot from Chakrata Budher caves road in May 2012…Id please…

Looks to be some Ficus

It should be Ficus heterophylla L.f. {A straggling shrub, leaves and fruits rough and scabrid, leaves alternate, various – elliptic to lanceolate, irregularly dentate or lobed or entire, basal nerves 3; lateral nerves 8-16 pairs; Figs stalked, solitary, axillary}.
efi thread

Plant for ID – efloraofindia | Google Groups (mixed thread): 2 images.
taken these pics of a plant growing in a meadow near Sonarpur. West Bengal.
Please note the fruits and the leaf shapes.

Interesting plant! Is it a Ficus species?

Is that a Ficus?

i dont think its any kind of Ficus.
It is a short plant that was growing in a meadow.

This is Ficus heterophylla L. f., Suppl. Pl. 442. 178
“Bellam-dumar”, “Gaori-sheora”, “Ghoti-sheora” (all in Bengali). Commonly found in the district of Hoogly, Howrah, Jalpaiguri, Murshidabad and 24 – parganas.


What creeper?/ABDEC37 : 9 posts by 5 authors. 5 images.
Apart from the Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), Himalayan Woodbine (Parthenocissus semicordata), Himalayan Ivy (Hedera nepalensis), and Ivy Fig (Ficus hederacea) there is this creeper which is quite common. Please advise.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
20 December 2014

I think I have the answer to this query. Today while walking back I met a shepherd collecting leaves for his cattle. In the large bundle consisting mostly of Grey Oak leaves, he also had some lengths of this creeper. Some had fig like fruits on them. Here are some close ups. I am almost certain that this is Ficus hederacea or Ivy Fig. Please advise.

Ivy Fig (Ficus hederacea)
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
04 January 2015

Himalayan Ivy (Hedra nepalensis) is quite common

Yes …, I too think this is Ficus hederacea…entangling a tall tree near Dal lake..

Thank you … I do remember the ivy at Dal but was not competent enough to recognise young leaves without figs.

None else , but Ficus sp….

May be Ficus hederacea

Thank you ..

Can these images (imbedded below) be of Ficus heterophylla L.f. as per images herein as it looks different to me from other images at Ficus hederacea Roxb. ?

Re: Climbing Ficus : 13 posts by 5 authors. 7 images.
From Rajnagar, Kumarghat, Tripura
Kindly idendify

Pl. check

was this growing wild or in any current or old neglected garden. makes a big difference. please tell us

may be it is a Ficus assamica ??
we have seen several cases including one by … from Kaziranga, look:
/species/m—z/m/moraceae/ficus/ficus-assamica  with … giving his opinion.
and by … from hooghly district, ie lower gangetic plains
what i gather is it may not be like strong lliana, but may be scandent shrub  looking like a vine,. hence my previous questions.
secondly if it was in some old garden: humans are known to try and train plants as for example … tried to train a mango tree to vine, a part of it is stlll around in his ancestral property.
of course i dream…. that you found some such creation?

This appears to be Ficus tinctoria subsp. gibbosa (Blume) Corner [Moraceae].

Ficus tinctoria ssp gibbosa to me too,

This should be Ficus heterophylla L.f.

well becoming interesting day by day. i thought it may be ficus assamica (with two examples we have on hand). then both … both vote for Ficus tinctoria ssp gibbosa. and now … (dont know his email) says it could be Ficus heterophylla. now we need a key

I will also go with … for id (also an expert on this genus) as images and details at Ficus heterophylla compared to those at Ficus assamica or Ficus tinctoria subsp. gibbosa

For F. tinctoria subsp. gibbosa and F. assamica morphological characters for leaves as well as receptacles are much different to Ficus species in this post.

id of ficus species please_Shillong: 1 very high res. image.
from shillong forest… grows to a be shrub upto 7 ft tall

Ficus ! Elevation, date, close up images ?

elevation 1580 m above sea level.

28 oct 2022

Please check Ficus heterophylla L.f.,

Yes, appears close to images at Ficus heterophylla


Regarding identification of the Ficus species collected from Jajpur Odisha: 8 high res. images.

Ficus bhotanica King syn : Ficus gasparriniana var. laceratifolia (H.Lév. & Vaniot) Corner

This should be Ficus heterophylla L.f., in Odisha locally known as Bhui Dumur, Ganthi Sahada, Atto Dumri, Gaori-sheora, Ghoti-sheora, Buroni.


Hooghly – might be Ficus heterophylla var. scabrella (Roxb.) King : Attachments (5). 2 posts by 2 authors.
It is interesting to note that “Bengal Plants” as well as FBI & “Botany of Bihar & Orissa” describes three varieties of F. heterophylla L.f., and our esteemed experts threw some light over F. heterophylla L.f. in one of my earlier posts.
The more interesting part is that the distribution of these three var., as per “Bengal Plants” –
  • F. heterophylla L.f. = Tirhut; North Bengal; East Bengal
  • var. scabrella = North Bengal; East Bengal; Chittagong
  • var. repens = North Bengal; East Bengal; Central Bengal; Chittagong
I think another my previous post is F. heterophylla var. repens – https://groups.google.com/d/msg/indiantreepix/3iAY7MJ. But, this one is not.
And it is very easy when one uses “heterophylla“!!!

I think it should be Ficus gasparriniana var. laceratifolia as per discussions at Ficus sarmentosa Buch.

This should be Ficus heterophylla L.f.
And for varieties such as F. heterophylla var. scabrella (Roxb.) King is Heterotypic Synonym to  Ficus heterophylla L.f.
where as and F. heterophylla var. repens King is Heterotypic Synonym of Ficus assamica Miq. with different leaf morphology.

https://efloraofindia.com/species/m—z/m/moraceae/ficus/ficus-heterophylla ???






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