Ficus glaberrima Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 451. 1825. (syn: Ficus feddei H. Léveillé & Vaniot; F. glaberrima var. pubescens S. S. Chang; F. suberosa H. Léveillé & Vaniot; Urostigma glaberrimum (Blume) Miquel.);
India (Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Orissa, Uttarakhand, W. Bengal), Bangladesh, 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;

A large tree, epiphytic when young, usually buttressed. Bark dark gray. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate, lateral veins about 10 on either half of mid vein, impressed above, prominent beneath, petiole 1-2 in long, stipules about 0.7 in long. Figs axillary on leafy branchlets, solitary, paired, yellowish orange when mature, globose, glabrous, apical pore small, peduncle 0.3-0.6 in long, glabrous, Male, gall, and female flowers present within same fig. Male flowers few, near apical pore or scattered calyx sepals 4, stamens 1. Gall flowers sessile or with a short and thick pedicel, calyx deeply 4-lobed, ovary globose, stigma apical, short. Female calyx sepals 3 or 4, ovary ovoid, stigma apical, long. Achenes ovoid. Syconus fruit.

Forests up to altitude of 5000 ft.
Global Distribution: Asia: Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam.
Local Distribution: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand.
Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. & Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India from India Biodiversity Portal)

SK530 16 MAY-2017:ID : 11 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)
Location: Pokhara, Nepal 
Date: 8 April 2017
Altitude: 2600 ft.
Ficus … ???

Sir, not confirmed. Specimens should be verified physically.

Ficus nervosa Heyne ex Roth  ??

Looks like Ficus nervosa Heyne ex Roth ??.
But still not confirmed.

Would the following link help to ID ?

I have doubts about Ficus nervosa no basal bracts visible this should be Ficus glaberrima Blume

Thank you … for ID and new entry to the EFI.
Nepali Names : पाखुरी  Paakhuree / पाख्री Pakhree / फार्कुरे Phaarkure 

Ficus glaberrima Blume ??? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Location : Pokhara, Nepal
Date : 8 August 2017
Elevation : 2600 ft.

To me appears closer to Ficus nervosa as per images herein.

The photographs are temporarly identified as Ficus glaberrima Blume

Thank you sir. Waiting for further clarification


SK 3732 10 June 2023: 14 very high res. images.

Location: Ribdikot, Harthok, Palpa, Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation: 1271 m.
Habit : Wild
Ficus benjamina L. ??

Ficus glaberrima Blume as ID by …


Ficus glaberrima Blume: 9 high res. images.

Location: Panchase, Pokhara, Nepal
Date: 14 March 2024
Elevation: 1156m.
Habitat: Wild

Nepali Name : पाखुरी Paakhuree

Shared images are of Ficus glaberrima Blume

Location: Panchase, Pokhara, Nepal
Date: 14 March 2024
Elevation: 1357m.
11 high res. images.



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