Ficus exasperata Vahl

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus exasperata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus exasperata Vahl
  • Common name : Sand Paper Tree
  • Vernacular name : Paaje, Gargatti (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 7375, CJS 11595
  • Key identification features : A small tree. Bark is pale and lenticellate. Leaves are simple, elliptic-obovate, scabrid above and hispid beneath, lamina serrate, triplinerved, lateral nerves 4-6 pairs, upto 13 cm long, 6 cm broad. Stipules are caducous, petiole to 5 cm long. Figs are scabrid, usually solitary, axillary and globose.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : East Africa, Arabia, India and Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Common in forests. Leaves are rough and used as sand paper in Sandalwood carving.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Shimoga, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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