Ficus deltoidea Jack, Malayan Misc. 2(7): 71 1822. (syn: Erythrogyne lutescens (Desf.) Vis. ex Gasp.; Ficus deltoidea var. arenaria Corner; Ficus deltoidea var. bilobata Corner; Ficus deltoidea var. borneensis Corner; Ficus deltoidea var. lutescens (Desf.) Corner; Ficus deltoidea var. peltata Corner; Ficus deltoidea var. recurvata K.M. Kochummen; Ficus deltoidea var. trengganuensis Corner; Ficus diversifolia Bl.; Ficus diversifolia var. deltoidea (Jack) Ridl.; Ficus diversifolia var. latissima Miq.; Ficus diversifolia var. lutescens (Desf.) King; Ficus diversifolia var. ovoidea (Jack) King; Ficus diversifolia var. subsessilis Miq.; Ficus lutescens Desf.; Ficus ovoidea Jack; Ficus ovoidea var. lutescens (Desf.) Kuntze; Ficus retusa var. ovoidea (Jack) Miq.; Synoecia diversifolia (Bl.) Miq.; Urostigma ovoideum (Jack) Miq.);
Ficus deltoidea, commonly known as mistletoe fig (Mas Cotek in Malaysian or สาลิกาลิ้นทอง in Thai) is a large shrub or small tree species native to Southeast Asia, and widely naturalized in other parts of the world.
F. deltoidea is a small perennial herb, growing up to about 2 m tall, with thick leaves that are deltoid in shape, rounded at the apex and tapering at the base. The upper surface of the plants’ leaves are dark, shining green, while the lower surface is golden yellow with black spots. Male and female plants are physically distinctive, with the leaves of female plants being big and round, while the leaves of male plants are small, round and long.
The plant grows wild in eastern peninsular Malaysia (Kelantan, Terengganu) and in Borneo (Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan), and is used by the traditional medical practitioners in these regions.
The plant is used in the traditional medicine in eastern Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo, where its leaves, fruits, stems and roots are believed to have healing properties. Among the traditional uses attributed to this plant include menstrual cycle regulation; the treatment of post-partum depression, lung diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, and skin problems; as well as an aphrodisiac for both men and women.
F. deltoidea has been commercialized in the region of its origin, where it is used as an ingredient in herbal drinks, coffee drinks, supplements, and massage oils.
(from Wikipedia on 22.9.16)
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Sharing some pictures of Ficus deltoidea shot at Kathmandu on 3 September 2016 at 4500ft.
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Sending images as advised by … Please let me know it it is ok or if you need additional images.
By the way, I have images of F. squamosa also if you need.
Thank you so much … I am so grateful for the timely help. I think the images of Ficus deltoidea sent by you are sufficinet. If you have any other images showing the close up of leaves and twigs (as seen in the sample pics posted by …) it would be better. Thanks for offering F.sqamosa but in our book we are restricting to the Ficus species (27 nos.) of Eastern Ghats and also some popular ornamental ones (10 species). But there are certain species mentioned in the book for whcih good photographs could not be procured. Kindly see if you have some…
Ficus concinna (whole tree)
Ficus heterophylla (whole tree and twig)
Ficus carica (whole tree)
Ficus deltoidea (whole plant and twig/ leaf close up)
Once again thanks for your support and pl mention your full name to be mentioned in the photo courtesy.
The book may go for print in a few days and once it is published i will send copies to both of you.
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Location : Sentosa , Singapore
Date : 18 October 2012
Altitude 131 m.
Habit : Cultivated