Ficus carica L.

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus carica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus carica L.
  • Common name : Fig Tree, Edible Fig Tree
  • Vernacular name : Anjeer (Hin.); Anjura (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 1273
  • Key identification features : A small deciduous tree containing milky sap. Bark is silvery-grey. Leaves are deeply-lobed, scabrid, with small stipules. Fruit is green when young turning dark-purple upon maturity.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Middle-East
  • Comments : Tree is the source of the common edible fig. 'Carica' meaning papaya is used to refer to the leaves being shaped like papaya tree leaves.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Mysore
  • Floras referred : Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore


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