Ficus auriculata Loureiro

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (MULBERRY FAMILY OR FIG FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus auriculata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus auriculata Lour.
  • Common name : Elephant Ear Fig Tree
  • Vernacular name : Timla (Hin.); Rahasa bodda (Tel.); Raj dimri (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : An evergreen to sometimes deciduous, small spreading tree reaching up to 25 feet. Bark is silver-grey, relatively smooth and warty. The oval-shaped leaves grow up to 12 inches long and 7 inches broad. Figs are formed in clusters on the trunk and on larger branches.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : October-May
  • Comments : Rare, in moist deciduous forests, near streams of northern Eastern Ghats. These are inedible, but birds feed on them.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : East Godavari district, Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Angul district, Sambalpur district, Sundargarh district, Kalahandi district, Dhenkanal district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Japan, Malesia
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Pullaiah, T & Ali Moulali, D., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 2.; Rao, J.P., O.A. Kumar & M. Venkaiah (2015). Tree additions to the flora of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(12): 7953-7957
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Ficus auriculata. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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