Ficus subcordata

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Ficus subcordata

Description

Tree up to c. 30 m tall, hemi-epiphytic or (secondarily?) terrestrial. internal hairs absent. Leaves spirally arranged to subdistichous; stipules (1-)1.5-3(-4) cm long, (minutely) white puberulous or (sub)glabrous, drying pale brown to straw-coloured or dark brown (or blackish), caducous, often involute when dry. Ovary partly red.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Borneopresent; Jawa (Jawapresent); Lesser Sunda Is.present (Balipresent); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysiapresent); New Guineapresent; Philippines (Philippinespresent); Sulawesi (Sulawesipresent); Sumatera (Sumaterapresent); Thailand (Thailandpresent) Flores: present New Britain: present New Hebrides: present Solomon Islands: present Sumbawa: present Timor: present
Thailand, Indochina, Solomon Islands, New Hebrides; in: Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Flores, Sumbawa, Timor), Borneo, Philippines, Celebes, New Guinea (incl. New Britain).

Notes

2In material from the Malay Peninsula described as var. malayana, the basal bracts form a low (to 1 mm wide) annular rim. 1This species shows close affinities to F. benjamina as in the colours in which the stipules and petioles usually dry, the exfoliating periderm, and the often ± callose margin towards the base of the lamina.

Citation

Miq. - in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 1867: 287
Corner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1965: 24
Kochummen - in Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. 2000: 242
F.X. Williams - in Hawaiian Plant. Rec. 1921: f. 12, 13
Corner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1965: 21
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl. 1923: 47
King - in Sp. Ficus. 1887: t. 51B
Summerh. - in J. Arnold Arbor. 1941: 86
Gagnep. - in Fl. Indo-Chine. 1928: 765
Sata - in Contr. Hort. Inst. Taihoku Imp. Univ. 1944: 201
Corner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1960: 395
King - in Sp. Ficus. 1887: 184
Miq. - in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 1867: (sub n. 95)
Kochummen - in Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. 2000: 242
Elmer - in Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 1937: 3457