Ficus geniculata Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 42(2): 105 1873. (syn: Ficus geniculata var. abnormalis Kurz);
India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradaesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkand, Meghalaya, Orissa, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, W. Bengal), Bangladesh, China, Indochina, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand 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;
A large tree. Bark brownish grey, stipulately pubescent, reticulately fissured vertically, inside light brown, very finely fibrous, branchlets lenticellate. Leaves clustered, alternate, glabrous, ovate oblong to oval, 3.5-8 in by 1.8-4 in, margin slightly recurved, apex acuminate, rigidly coriaceous, lateral veins 6-12 on either half of the mid vein, prominent beneath, very closely elegantly and prominently reticulate between the main lateral veins, petiole 1.5 to 4 in long, stipules pubescent. Figs axillary on leafless older branchlets, solitary, paired or in pendulous clusters, yellow when mature, depressed globose, tuberculate, sessile or subsessile. Male, gall and female flowers within same fig. Male flowers few, near apical pore, calyx lobes 3, stamens 1 occasionally 2, filament short. Gall and female flowers gamophyllous, calyx lobes 3 or 4, style elongate, stigma deeply lobed. Achenes obovoid. Syconus fruit.
Asia: Cambodia, China, India: Assam, Bihar, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India & Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India)
SK331JAN19-2017:I : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Nuwakot , Nepal
Altitude: 3200 ft.
Date: 25 April 2015
Ficus … ???
Any other image?
Sorry, only these!
Most probably Ficus geniculata Kurz
The photographs are identified as Ficus geniculata Kurz
SK610 02 JUL-2017:ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (12)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: Raw fruit -30 April 2017 / Ripe fruit – 7 June 2017
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Thanks, … Appears so.
Visual difference is larger and smaller tree as well as difference of time for ripening of fruiting for almost more than one month for the bigger tree !
This is Ficus geniculata Kurz
Thank you … efi thread
SK609 02 JUL-2017:ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 30 April 2017
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Chances are higher for Ficus lacor Buch.-Ham., but not sure. Need some time to study the plant morphology.
Sending some links. Could you please check ?
Any further information ?
The photographs looks like near to Ficus virens or belongs to subgenus Urostigma
Thank you Sir, How do I verify ?
To me appears close to images at Ficus geniculata Kurz (as identified here by …).
There is a vast difference in the elevation.
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I was a witness to a act of seduction of a female Koel by a male by bribing her with fruits of Ficus gemiculata. The same phenomenon was observed earlier on other fruit trees.
Attaching two collages of the action.
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Attaching a collage of Ficus geniculata. There are few trees of this species here. Fruits are relished by birds.
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In the attached collage Asiatic Pied Starling is feeding on the fruits of Ficus geniculata.
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Attaching a collage of Red vented Bulbul feeding on fruits of Ficus geniculata.
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Attaching a collage of Jungle Myna feeding on the fruits of Ficus geniculata.
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Attaching a collage of Red whiskered Bulbul feeding on fruits of Ficus geniculata.
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Attaching a collage of Black hooded oriole feeding on fruits of Ficus geniculata.
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Attaching a collage of B T Barbet feeding on the fruits of Ficus geniculata.
SK1119 01 May -2018 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Location: Chobhar, Nepal
Date: 26 April 2018
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Habit : Wild
Photographs are near to Ficus geniculata. Need to be verified physically.
Thank you … Any problem with elevation fact ?
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Attaching a collage of crimson breasted Barbet feeding on the fruits of Ficus geniculata.
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Attaching a collage of female Koel feeding on fruits of Ficus geniculata.
Please can anyone id this tree.
Pic taken on 12th April 2011.
Near Rumtek monastery, on hill opposite GANTOK. SIKKIM.
Habitat….. In the garden of a private house. But it looked to be wild rather than planted.
Leaves….. newly emerged . See pic.
Sorry no flowers or other clues!
The young leaves (emerging), which are looking like flower buds point towards one of the Ficus species. I am not sure.
Important trees in Jawaharlal Nehru Botanic Garden are listed as Google Docs by …
There is no Ficus in this area except Rubber Fig at Saramsa Sanctuary you might have visited.. As you dont know even local name of the tree my memory is it is likely a Magnoliad-just see the doc I will email. …
Any chance of –
Some others –
…, thank you for your suggestion of Magnolia and for all the trouble you took to add links.
In our garden we grow many sp of magnolia and I do not think I have ever seen new leaf buds like these.
Yes for Magnolia! M. hodgsonii is a guess from me.
The photos look like leaf buds of a Ficus sp. possibly F. benjamina or F. infectoria.
We locally call the tree ‘KABRA’. The leaf-buds are collected and pickled around March-April, which is when the pictures were taken too.
The plant is possibly planted or cared for as almost all Ficus species are used as fodder.
I feel that you are correct.
You have a knowledge of the locallity.
All over this area we saw evidence of the hard working local people collecting green plants for fodder for their animals.
I also agree that this is no Magnolia, i think … and … identified it correctly. I should had searched for Ficus leaf-buds also, using key provided by …
Pl. check for Ficus rumphii Blume as per images herein.
Wondering if this could be a Magnolia. Pl check this link:
Sir, this is, I think Ficus sp. Ficus geniculata Kurz is a probability.
Relevant reading –
My presumption is confirmed.
Of-course yes, you were correct, …, way back in 2011, it was I who created the blunder.
References: Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI GBIF (with type specimen) Flora of China