Ficus pubigera (Wall. ex Miq.) Brandis, Forest Fl. N.W. India 424 1874. (Syn: Ficus erecta var. khasiana Miq.; Ficus howii Merr. & Chun; Ficus verrucosa (Miq.) Miq. [Illegitimate]);
India (from Garhwal Himalaya to eastwards including Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim), Bhutan, China, Indochina, Malesia, Myanmar, Nepal 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;

Scandent shrubs. Leaves distichous, oblong-elliptic, glabrous, abaxially pubescent and glabrescent, densely covered with brownish red tomentose, adaxially glabrous or pubescent among veins, base cuneate to occasionally rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate, petiole 1 cm. Stipules caducous, lanceolate. Figs axillary on leafy or leafless branchlets, globose or pear shaped, surface sparsely tuberculate, glabrous, pubescent, or densely brown hairs, inside with bristles, sessile or pedunculate, involucral bracts reniform, pubescent. Male flowers near apical pore, pedicellate, calyx lobes 4, oblanceolate, unequal in size, stamens 2, filaments very short, anthers oblong, mucronate. Gall flowers pedicellate, calyx lobes 4 spatulate, unequal in size, style subapical. Female flowers subsessile, calyx lobes 4, style subapical, stigma small. Achenes oblong, slightly depressed, Syconus fruit.

Evergreen to deciduous forests
Global Distribution: Asia: Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
Local Distribution: Sikkim.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India & Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India.)


Ficus heterophylla L. fil. (accepted name) ?? : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Pharping, Nepal
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Date: 5 July 2015

Photos are not belonging to Ficus heterophylla L.f. Specimens should be verified physically for identity


No fruiting yet but enclosing some images of the same plant at same location shot on 20 March, 2017.
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The old and new photographs are temporarly identified as Ficus pubigera (Wall. ex Miq.) Miq. The specimens should be verified physically.

Thank you …! It is climber/creeper attached to the tree.

Request for validation Ficus pubigera (Wall. ex Miq.) Miq.

Could it be Ficus hederacea Roxb. as it is listed in the
book Flora of Kathmandu Valley but not F. pubigera.

Looks different from images at Ficus hederacea


Fresh images of young fruit/ flower of the same plant dated: 26 April 2018.
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Photographs are identified as Ficus pubigera. Young figs hairy. matured figs glabrous.


SK489 30 APR-2017:ID : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft

Appears interesting.

That is all I have. Only I can do is cropping. Is it ok ?

To me looks different from your original post.

It is the same plant in one month difference !

Are these also images of Ficus pubigera as stated by … from the same plant taken one month back?

I guess it is the initial stage of flowering/fruiting.

All the younger and matured photos are confirmed as Ficus pubigera (Wall. ex Miq.) Miq. 


Fwd: SK489 30 APR-2017:ID- 2 : 2 posts by 1 author. 5 images.

Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft

Same plant!

Date: 18 May 2017
Ficus pubigera (Wall. ex Miq.) Miq???
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Can this also be Ficus hederacea Roxb. as per id in another thread ?

Ficus pubigera (Wall. ex Miq.) Miq.  Same plant SK489 30 APR-2017:ID


Ficus pubigera (Wall. ex Miq.) Brandis:

Location: Taplejung, East Nepal 
Date: April 2023
Elevation: 1300 m.
Habit : Wild
Images sent by a friend, Mr. Sajan Subedi!






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