Ficus microcarpa L.f.

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Ficus microcarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Ficus microcarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

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Synonyms: Ficus indica Heyne ex Roth non Thunb.
Ficus nitida auct., non Thunb.
Ficus retusa auct., non F. retusa L.
Common names: Malay banyan (English)
Description: A free-standing tree (in cultivation), sometimes becoming very large (to 22 m tall). Leaves: petiole 8-20 mm long, glabrous; lamina leathery, narrowly to broadly elliptic, 27-80 × 15-45 mm, with obscure venation above. Fruit 7-15 mm in diameter, sessile, creamy-green turning pink, red or orange when ripe, sometimes with warts or spots. Basal bracts in threes.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: microcarpa: with small fruits.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sri Lanka and India eastwards through SE Asia to Australia (Queensland and New South Wales) and the Pacific.
Growth form(s): Tree.
Insects associated with this species: Glyphodes stolalis (Larval food plant)
Glyphodes negatalis (Larval foodplant)
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Image last updated: Saturday 2 July 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 260 - 262. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus microcarpa
African Plant Database: Ficus microcarpa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ficus microcarpa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus microcarpa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ficus microcarpa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ficus microcarpa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ficus microcarpa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ficus microcarpa
iNaturalist: Ficus microcarpa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus microcarpa
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus microcarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus microcarpa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus microcarpa
Plants of the World Online: Ficus microcarpa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ficus microcarpa
Tropicos: Ficus microcarpa
Wikipedia: Ficus microcarpa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ficus microcarpa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=173480, retrieved 13 November 2019

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