India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Punjab, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, W. Bengal), Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indochina, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, 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;

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Date: 11 March 2021
Altitude: 2100m.
Habitat : Wild

Any chance for Ficus hederacea ?

I did not find distribution for this sp. above 1500m. and I guess leaf pattern looks different.

Acumen of leaves too long for Ficus hederacea, therefore this should be Ficus sarmentosa.

But F. sarmentosa is a shrub whereas this is a climber !

Ficus sarmentosa is a shrub or a woody vine (woody creeper or toot climber).

Thank you … We take it as Ficus sarmentosa Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.


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.





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