Ficus simplicissima Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 667 (1790) as per POWO;
Ficus hirta Vahl, Enum. Pl. 2: 201 1805. (syn: Ficus beecheyana f. tenuifolia Sata; Ficus heterophylla Lam.; Ficus hibiscifolia Champ. ex Benth.; Ficus hirta var. appressa Corner; Ficus hirta var. hibiscifolia (Champion) Chun; Ficus hirta var. integrifolia Miq.; Ficus hirta var. palmatiloba (Merr.) Chun; Ficus hirta var. setosa (Bl.) Miq.; Ficus katsumadai Hayata; Ficus laus-esquirolii H. Lév.; Ficus neoesquirolii H. Lév.; Ficus palmatiloba Merr.; Ficus porteri H.Lév. & Vaniot; Ficus setifera Steud.; Ficus setosa Bl.; Ficus simplicifolia var. hirta (Vahl) Migo);
India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, W. Bengal), Bhutan, Indochina, Malesia, Myanmar, Nepal, S. China 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;

Shrub or small tree with spreading crown. Leaves alternate, variable, broadly ovate, sub-orbicular or ovate-elliptic, 3-5 lobed, glabrous, base rounded or cordate, margin entire, apex acuminate to acute, lateral veins 4-7 on either half of midvein. petiole 1-7 cm, brown hirsute, stipules red, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Figs axillary on normal leafy branchlets, paired, globose with golden yellow or brown hairs, apical pore navel-like when young, sessile, involucral bracts caducous, ovate-lanceolate, apex acute. Male flowers, sessile, pedicellate, sepals 4, red, linear-lanceolate, stamens 2 or 3, anthers ellipsoid, longer than filaments. Gall flowers sessile, pedicellate, sepals 4, ovary globose or ovoid-globose, smooth, style lateral, short, stigma funnel shaped. Female flowers sessile or pedicellate, linear-lanceolate, sepals 4, style filiform, stigma cylindric, receptacle axillary in pairs. Achenes minutely tuberculate. Syconus fruit.

Evergreen forests.
Global Distribution: Asia: Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam.
Local Distribution: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal.
Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. & Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India from India Biodiversity Portal


SK550 08 JUN-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: 12 Mile, Kalimpong, India
Date: 23 May  2017
Altitude: 4000 ft.
Ficus …. ???

This should be Ficus hirta subsp. roxburghii (King) C.C.Berg

I think this should also be Ficus hirta Vahl as per id in another thread: Ficus hirta subsp. roxburghii (King) C.C.Berg ??

Yes sir this is Ficus hirta Vahl, after going through various publications, this species has two legitimate subspecies F. hirta subsp. roxburghii (Vietnam) and F. hirta subsp. dumosa(Singapore).

The photographs are identified as Ficus hirta. Subsp. level should be verified.

SK570 15 JUN-2017:ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location:  Gopaldhara, Darjeeling, India 
Date: 20 May  2017
Altitude: 6000 ft
Ficus …. ???

Ficus hirta Vahl  ???

This should be Ficus hirta subsp. roxburghii (King) C.C.Berg

I think this should also be Ficus hirta Vahl as per id in another thread: Ficus hirta subsp. roxburghii (King) C.C.Berg ??

Ficus hirta Vahl

The photographs are identified as Ficus hirta.




Ficus hirta subsp. roxburghii (King) C.C.Berg ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 19 May 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft.

efi page on this species: Ficus simplicissima var. roxburghii  (syn: Ficus hirta subsp. roxburghii (Miq.) C. C. Berg)       

This should be Ficus hirta Vahl, as F. hirta subsp. roxburghii has distribution in Vietnam.


Fwd: request for identification : 8 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Shall be much obliged if you can give me the Latin name of the plant. (photograph attached)

Thanks, … When & where this was clicked ? If you have any other photos, pl. send.


This was photographed in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya. There are a few other photographs of the same plant which I am attaching. Attachments (3)

I think Ficus hirta.

This is Ficus hirta Vahl

The photographs are confirmed as Ficus hirta Vahl

SK770 03 OCT-2017:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location :  Way to Pokhara, Nepal 

Date : 14 August 2017
Altitude : 2200 ft.
Ficus … ???

This is also looking similar to Ficus hirta Vahl, may be looking different to other post might be due to understorey habitat.

The photographs are near to Ficus hirta Vahl

Need any further verification please ?

Is it Ficus simplicissima Lour. now ??

For authentic and updated scientific names you can refer to POWO –

Yes. I asked accordingly

Ficus species as climber : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
It is climber but it is Ficus species
Please identify it

First two photos belong to a wild Ficus which is a tree. The last photo (a bunch of mature fruits) is also an wild Ficus, a tree with hanging branches

The photographs are temporarily identified as Ficus hirta Vahl

SK773 05 OCT-2017:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Location :  Thula Khet, Pokhara, Nepal 

Date : 10 August 2017
Altitude : 2800 ft.
Ficus ……  ???

The photographs are near to Ficus hirta Vahl

Thank you Sir ! Nepali Name : खस्रेटो Khasreto

SK1413 05 Sep 2018 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 
Date: 12 August 2018
Elevation: 1300 ft.
Habit : Wild
Ficus hirta Vahl ??

Looks like Ficus hirta


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