Ficus forstenii

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Ficus forstenii

Description

Tree up to 25 m tall, hemi-epiphytic or (secondarily?) terrestrial. internal hairs absent. Leaves spirally arranged; stipules (0.5-)1-2.5 cm long, brown to whitish (sub)sericeous to puberulous, caducous, sometimes with a distinct median part. Ovary red.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Borneopresent; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysiapresent); Philippines (Philippinespresent); Sulawesi (Sulawesipresent)
Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Philippines, Celebes.

Morphology

The species is rather variable, as with regard to the denseness of indumentum (on the lamina), the number of lateral veins and length of the basal lateral veins, and the ostiole (flat to prominent).

Citation

Kochummen - in Tree Fl. Malaya. 1978: 147
Sata - in Contr. Hort. Inst. Taihoku Imp. Univ. 1944: 207
Elmer - in Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 1914: 2393
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl. 1923: 60
Kochummen - in Tree Fl. Malaya. 1978: 147
Merr., Enum. Born. 1921: 223
Elmer - in Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 1914: 2394
Elmer - in Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 1911: 1244
Sata - in Contr. Hort. Inst. Taihoku Imp. Univ. 1944: 205
Merr. - in Philipp. J. Sci. 1926: 364
Kochummen - in Tree Fl. Malaya. 1978: 147
King - in Sp. Ficus. 1887: t. 29
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl. 1923: 67
Elmer - in Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 1912: 1380
Koord., Versl. Minahassa. 1898: 599
Sata - in Contr. Hort. Inst. Taihoku Imp. Univ. 1944: 205
Corner - in Gard. Bull. Singa-pore. 1965: 16
Corner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1965: 98