Ficus drupacea var. pubescens (Roth) Corner

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (MULBERRY FAMILY OR FIG FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus drupacea
  • Variety : pubescens
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus drupacea Thunb.
  • Common name : Mysore Fig
  • Vernacular name : Bili golimara (Kan.); Kalaal, Kozhiaalamaram (Tam.); Konda marri chettu (Tel.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0652
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy, Navendu Page & K.Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 24/03/16
  • Collection Locality : Kolli Hills Ghat road, Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Habitat : Evergreen forest
  • Key identification features : A large tree with a spreading crown, often leafless when in fruit. Aerial roots are few and embrace the trunk. Younger branches are grey and hairy. Leaves are shiny on the upper surface and rusty-tomentose beneath. Figs (2-2.5 cm) occur in pairs in the leaf axils, hairy when young, yellow when ripe. Birds prefer these fruits. Bark is thick, grey-brown and more or less smooth.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Often on hills to 800 m in deciduous forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Tamil Nadu State; Ganjam district, Parlakhemundi Hills (Gajapati district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Laos
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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 drupacea var. pubescens. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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