Ficus virens Aiton

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus virens
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus virens Aiton
  • Common name : Spotted White Fig
  • Vernacular name : Pakar, Pakri (Hin.); Basarimara (Kan.); Ichimarm (Tam.); Badi Jurvi, Jati, Juvi (Tel.); Pokodo, Kuajari (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-608
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., K.Sankara Rao, Navendu Page & K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 23/03/16
  • Collection Locality : B.S.I. Guest House, Yercaud, Salem district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Key identification features : A moderate size deciduous tree with buttressed trunk and spreading crown that displays changing tints when it renews its foliage. Leaves are rather large, elliptic, acute or faintly acuminate with few prominent lateral veins evenly spaced. Figs are stalked, pinkish when ripe. Bark of older regions is grey with horizontally placed tubercles and younger regions are grey brown, covered with adventitious roots.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Comments : On the hills up to 800 m, in forests and also in sholas.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Tamil Nadu State; Andhra Pradesh State; Puri district, Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula, China, Solomon Islands
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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. virens. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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