Ficus beddomei King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 1: 26 (1887) (syn: Ficus rama-varmae Bourd.);
S-India (Madhya Pradesh, S-India) as per CoL;

Evergreen trees, epiphytic or independent, to 30 m high; aerial roots none; bark pale brown, smooth, blaze light-pink, exudation milky white. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules 5-10 cm long, lateral, leafy, golden yellow, glabrous, leaving an annular scar; petiole 5-10 cm long, stout, grooved above, glandular at apex below, glabrous; lamina 15-25 x 8-15 cm, broadly ovate, base acute, truncate or round, apex caudate acuminate, margin entire, slightly undulate, glabrous, coriaceous; 3-ribbed from base; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs, parallel, prominent, looped near the margin, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers unisexual; inflorescence a syconia, in axillary pairs, ovoid or obovoid, with several vertical ridges, green, glabrous; peduncle 1.5-2 cm long, stout, angled; basal bracts 3, 6-7 x 3-4 mm, ovate-lanceolate, shortly connate, reflexed, persistent; orifice slightly raised, internal bristles linear, glabrous; fig wall thick; flowers of 4 kinds; male flowers mixed with female through out the receptacle; pedicel short; perianth cupular, 2-3 lobed, lobes unequal, brownish, glabrous; stamen 1; filament twisted, 2 mm, decurrent with the stalk of the ovary; anther 2-celled, 2 mm; female and gall flowers similar; pedicel short; tepals 4-5, lanceolate, unequal, brownish, glabrous, ovary 2 x 1.5 mm, superior, globose obovoid, blackish-brown on stylar side; style straight or curved, 2 mm, tapering. Syconium 1.5-2.5 cm across, green, spotted with yellow when ripe; achenes 2.5 x 1.8 mm, obovoid, smooth.
Flowering and fruiting: July-February
Semi-evergreen forests
Western Ghats
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Ficus beddomei King: 4 high res. images.
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Location: Coorg, Karnataka, India





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