India (Andaman Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim), Bhutan, China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indochina, Malesia 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;


Epiphytic climber when young and tree when matured. Branchlets glabrescent, nodes with short roots. Leaves ovate to ovate-elliptic, 3-8 by 2.5-3.8 in., leathery, base rounded, cordate, margin entire or slightly undulate, apex acute to mucronate, veins abaxially with hairs when young, glabrescent, basal lateral veins 2-4, secondary veins 5-6. Petiole 0.5-1 in, sparsely pubescent, Stipules caducous, Figs axillary on leafy or on leafless branchlets, solitary or paired, occasionally in clusters or on shortly tuberculate branchlets from leafless branches, reddish orange when mature, globose, base attenuate into a short stalk, inside without bristles, apical pore navel-like, peduncle short, involucral bracts caducous. Male flowers near apical pore, sepals 3, stamens 2, filaments connate, anthers mucronate. Gall flowers sepals 3, ovary obovoid, style lateral, short. Female flowers calyx basally connate, apically 3-lobed, style lateral, long. Achenes ellipsoid. Syconus fruit.

Evergreen and deciduous forests up to 5000 ft.
Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; Oceanic Islands: Pacific Islands; Assam, Sikkim.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India & Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India)

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ID No.10102011_Climbing Fig for ID : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

Request for ID

Date/Time-09/10/2011- 09 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam,

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Leaf 12-16X8-10 cm

Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in the photos


some Ficus species


Ficus sagittata Vahl
{=F. ramentacea; F. crininervia}
Such a beautiful epiphytic climber found in North-East, variegated variety under trade like Ficus pumila, sometime becomes a tree up to 60 feet.


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Climber Id from Bangladesh_SM_1431 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location: Sangu Matamuri Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandarban 
Picture taken: February, 2019


Pl. check comparative images at 


To me appears close to images at Ficus hederacea Roxb.
Pl. check

It is temporarily identified as Ficus sagittata Vahl, (=F. ramentacea Roxb.)

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