Ficus nervosa B.Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 388 1821. (syn: Ficus angustifolia Roxb.; Ficus blinii Lév. & Vaniot; Ficus bullata Roxb. ex Miq.; Ficus grossularia Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Ficus modesta Miq.; Ficus montana Roxb.; Ficus nervosa var. longifolia Sata; Ficus undulata Buch.-Ham.; Urostigma modestum Miq.; Urostigma nervosum (Roth) Miq.);
India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Peninsular region, Sikkim), Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indochina, Malaya Peninsula, Nepal, Sri Lanka 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;
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan), Taiwan, Bhutan,
India, Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Kachin, Sagaing, Taninthayi), Sikkim, Sri Lanka,
Vietnam, Nicobars, Nepal, Laos, Thailand
as per Catalogue of Life;

Habit- Tall trees, buttressed, up to 35 m tall.

Trunk & Bark- Bark greyish, smooth; blaze cream.
Branches and branchlets- Young branchlets terete, glabrous or subpubescent.
Exudates- Latex white.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; stipules to 1 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, silky pubescent, caducous and leaving annular scar; petiole 0.8-3 cm long, canaliculate, glabrous; lamina 6-18 x3-8 cm, narrow elliptic-oblong, lanceolate or oblanceolate, apex acuminate to caudate-acuminate, base acute, margin slightly undulate, chartaceous or thinly coriaceous, glabrous, drying green above, brown beneath; midrib flat above; basally 3-nerved; secondary nerves 8-13 pairs, prominent; tertiary nerves reticulate or admedially ramified.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence syconia, axillary and on leafless twigs, paired or solitary, 0.8-1.5 cm across, subpyriform; flowers unisexual.
Fruit and Seed- Syconium, in axillary pairs, globose, red, glabrous; peduncle 2.5 cm long; achenes smooth.
Canopy trees in evergreen forests up to 1200 m.
Indomalaysia to Australia; in the Western Ghats- South, Central and Maharashtra Sahyadris.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry. from India Biodiversity Portal)              

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MS May, 2017/14 Ficus glaberrima ?? for Id/Confirmation : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Teirei, Mizoram
Date : 23-04-2011

Habit : Middle-sized or large evergreen tree.
Habitat : Wild


The photograph is confirmed as Ficus nervosa B. Heyne ex Roth. Long pedunculate figs, bullate appearance of leaves are the key characters.


  

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MS May, 2017/15 Ficus sp. for ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Sesawm, Mizoram
Date : 25-04-2011
Habit : Medium-sized tree
Habitat : Wild


Receptacle distinctly pedunculate, erect tree, receptacle appears to be ca 1.5cm across, leaves with entire margins.
This should be Ficus nervosa B.Heyne ex Roth


Could you please validate/correct the ID for the following tree as ‘Ficus nervosa B.Heyne ex Roth [Moraceae]’
All attached photos are of the same tree taken from 12th May to 11th June 2018.
Location: Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (near Vasai), Maharashtra
Date: 12th May 2018, 26th May 2018, 11th June 2018

Habitat: Forest

Details of the tree:
Medium sized tree(Height 20-25 ft.)

Leaves: elliptic,oblong-ovate. Leaves were getting renewed in May.Young leaves had Bullate appearance.
Bark is smooth and Trunk is not buttressed

Only one fig was seen on the tree on 12th May, which was reddish in colour.   


Yes. Ficus nervosa B.Heyne ex Roth [Moraceae].

Plant ID: Ficus nervosa B.Heyne ex Roth  


 

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Ficus nervosa : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Wild tree from Talacauvery, Coorg area of Karnataka


how big/tall was this tree?

Yes sir, this is Ficus nervosa B.Heyne ex Roth

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