Ficus nervosa Heyne ex Roth

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (MULBERRY FAMILY OR FIG FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus nervosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus nervosa B.Heyne ex Roth
  • Vernacular name : Neer Aal (Tam.)
  • Key identification features : Large evergreen trees. Bole buttressed. Leaves are simple, lamina is elliptic-lanceolate, abruptly acuminate, basal nerves of about 3-5, lateral nerves of about 8-13 pairs, with reticulation prominent beneath, petiole 3 cm long. Figs are in pairs, red when ripe, up to 1.1 cm across.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Comments : Found in valleys across streams and in sholas above 1200 m.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Srikakulam district, Visakhapatnam district, East Godavari district (Andhra Pradesh State); Kalahandi district, Gandhamardan Hills (Bargarh district), Sundargarh district, Angul district, Puri district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, South China, Formosa, Vietnam
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
  • 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 nervosa. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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