Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (MULBERRY FAMILY OR FIG FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus elastica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem.
  • Common name : Indian Rubber Tree
  • Vernacular name : Rubber chettu (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : A large evergreen tree with large glossy leaves and bright-red leaf sheath. Leaves are oblong-elliptic, shortly acuminate at apex. Figs are very close, axillary with thick midrib, paired, sessile, ovate-oblong, smooth and greenish-yellow when ripe.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • Comments : Often planted in gardens as an ornamental tree.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Malayasia, Java; Cultivated in tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa
  • 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 elastica. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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