Ficus involucrata

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Ficus involucrata

Description

Tree, large, hemi-epiphytic or (secondarily?) terrestrial. internal hairs absent. Leaves spirally arranged; stipules (1.5-)2-3 cm long, (minutely) white puberulous or glabrous, caducous, usually with a distinct median part. Ovary red.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Jawa (Jawapresent)
Malesia: Java.

Taxonomy

This species resembles F. crassiramea in the basal bracts which cover the greater part of the receptacle. However, the receptacle is always longer than wide, and the acumen of the lamina is acute. The species is in most features similar to F. sundaica and might even be conspecific, being a form with much longer basal bracts than normal in F. sundaica.

Citation

Kochummen - in Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. 2000: 231
Koord. & Valeton - in Bijdr. Boomsoort. Java. 1906: 94
Meijer - in Penggemar Alam. 1959: f. 1
King - in Sp. Ficus. 1887: 39
Koord. - in Atlas Baumart. Java. 1916: t. 722
Miq. - in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 1867: 286
Backer & Bakh.f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 34
King - in Sp. Ficus. 1887: t. 38
Corner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1965: 18
Miq. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 345