Ficus auriculata Loureiro

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus auriculata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus auriculata Lour.
  • Common name : Elephant Ear Fig Tree
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9671
  • Key identification features : This is an evergreen to semi-deciduous, spreading, small tree reaching upto 25 feet. The oval-shaped leaves grow upto 12 inches long and 7 inches broad. Figs are formed in clusters on the trunk and on larger branches. These are inedible, but birds feed on them. Bark is silver-grey, relatively smooth and warty.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : North-east India, South-east Asia, China, Malaysia
  • Comments : Sometimes cutivated for their edible fig.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Bangalore
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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