Ficus hispida L.f.

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus hispida
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus hispida L.f.
  • Common name : Crow Fig, Mad Fig, Brahma's Fig
  • Vernacular name : Kagsha, Daduri, Dagurin, Gobla, Goolblaa, Katgulesiya (Hin.); Olapatha, Kaaduathi (Kan.); Paei-Atthi (Tam.); Bodda marri, Bram medi, Bomma medi, Kakimedi, (Tel.); Kharsan, Dimiri, Bai dimiri (Ori.); Kakodumbara (San.)
  • Key identification features : A small tree with young parts hispid and internodes hallow. bole is buttressed. Leaves are simple, obovate to elliptic-oblong, leaf-blade is acuminate, scabrid, up to 27 cm long, 11 cm broad, basal nerves 2-4, lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, petiole up to 4.5 cm long. Figs are globose, clustered on tubercles of the stem or on separate leafless rooting runners arising from the trunk. Bark peels off in irregular flakes.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : November-July
  • Comments : Often on plains to 1200 m. Also across stream banks and sometimes in wastelands as well.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, China, New Guinea, Queensland
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; 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. hispida. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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