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  Ficus albipila
 
  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Ficus albipila (Miq.) King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 1: 179. 1888. Covellia albipila Miq., Flora Indiae Batavae 434. 1861.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Abbey Tree, Figwood
  Description: Large, buttressed trees; stem usually not a strangling fig; bark grey; exudate watery milky. Leaves alternate, ovate, caudate acuminate, base truncate, 15-18 x 7-10 cm; stipules about 0.8-1.5 cm long, densely clothed in fine white prostrate hairs. Flowers interspersed with numerous conspicuous bristles. Male flowers mainly around the ostiole, but dispersed among the female flowers as well; bracts at the base of the fig, two; lateral bracts not present on the outside of the fig body. Figs pedunculate, +/- pyriform, about 12 x 12 mm, pubescent on the outer surface. Orifice closed by interlocking apical and reflexed internal bracts. Cotyledons very small, oblong to orbicular, about 2-3 mm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South-east Asia, Malesia and Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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