Ficus microcarpa L.f.

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus microcarpa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus microcarpa L.f.
  • Common name : Laurel Fig
  • Vernacular name : Kiru goli (Kan.); Kal Ichi (Tam.); Juvvi, Verra juvvi, Konda juvvi (Tel.); Jida (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0100; HJCB-0163
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R., Siddarth, S. & K.R.K.Swamy; K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R. & K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 26/10/2014; 19/11/14
  • Collection Locality : Way to Talakona, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State; Palamner forest range, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : Moderate size evergreen trees with numerous aerial roots. Leaves are elliptic-obovate, obtuse or abruptly acuminate at apex, coriaceous, 4-7 pairs of nerves. Figs are in axillary, sessile pairs, glabrous, to about a cm across. Bracts 3, sub-orbicular, about 4 mm long. Apical bracts 3, in outer row, and 5-6 in inner row.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments : Often on hills above 300 m associated with rocks, near streams. Sometimes planted in avenues.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, Ryukyu Islands to New Britan
  • 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; 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. microcarpa. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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