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  Ficus amplissima
  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Ficus amplissima J. E. Smith in Rees, Cyclop. 14: n.1. 1810; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 353. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 259. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 445. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 18. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 427. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 391. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 297. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 462. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 660. 2009. Ficus tsiela Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 15: 149. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 515. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1362(953). 1928.
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  Description: Large spreading trees, to 25 m high; aerial roots few more; bark greenish-grey, smooth; blaze yellow; exudation milky, copious; branchlets glabrescent or puberulous, pale. Leaves simple, alternate; stipule to 2.5 cm, lateral, lanceolate; petiole 15-50 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous, glandular at apex below, not articulated; lamina 5-14 x 2.5-9 cm, broadly ovate or ovate-oblong, base round, truncate or acute, apex acute, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; 3-ribbed from base, lateral nerves 8-10 pairs, parallel, secondary laterals present, slender prominent, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers unisexual; inflorescence a syconia, monoecious, geminate, axillary, subsessile, crowned towards the end of branchlets, depressed globose; basal bracts 3, broadly ovate, 3 mm, obtuse, glabrous or puberulous, more or less concealed, orifice cicular, closed by 3 flat apical scales, in terminal bristles none; flowers of 4 kinds; male flowers dispense, few; sessile or pedicel 2 mm long; tepals 2 in pedicellate flowers and 3 in sessile flowers, reddish, ovate acute, free, margin scarious; stamen 1, included; filaments 0.4 mm; anthers oblong, parallel, unequal; female flower sessile, tepals 3-4, reddish, ovate acute, free; ovary superior, bean shaped, 1 mm, white; style filiform, 2 mm; gall flowers similar to female; pedicellate. Syconium red or purple when ripe; achenes smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Evergreen, moist and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Sri Lanka, Maldives and Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Karimutty, Thannikkudy, Sabarimala, Pamba, Panthenthode border, Thazhoor kadavu, Bekal, Kathalakandy, Karthikapally
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