Ficus hispida L.f.

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus hispida
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus hispida L.f.
  • Common name : Crow Fig, Mad Fig, Brahma's Fig
  • Vernacular name : Kakodumbara (San.); Goolblaa, Katguleriya (Hin.); Olapatha, Kaaduathi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4021, KFP 4488, KFP 8334
  • Key identification features : A small tree with young parts hispid and internodes hallow. bole is buttressed. Leaves are simple, obovate to elliptic-oblong, leaf-blade is acuminate, scabrid, upto 27 cm long, 11 cm broad, basal nerves 2-4, lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, petiole upto 4.5 cm long. Figs are globose, clustered on tubercles of the stem or on separate leafless rooting runners arising from the trunk. Bark peels off in irregular flakes.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments : Frequent in moist places and along banks of rivers. A characteristic hollow Ficus with rough hairs on the fruit.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bidar, Chikamagalur, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; 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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