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  Ficus auriculata
 
  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Ficus auriculata Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 666. 1790; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 353. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 431. 1988; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 777. 2009. Ficus macrophylla Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 566. 1832. Ficus roxburghii Wall. ex Miq., Ann. Mus. Lugd.-Bat. 3: 296. 1867; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 534. 1888.
  Malayalam Name(s): Atthi, Seema Atthi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Elephant ear fig tree, Giant Indian Fig
  Description: Small trees; branchlets brownish, hollow; latex milky. Leaves alternate, (orbicular-)ovate, to 40 x 30 cm, subcoriaceous, base cordate, apex acute, pubescent along nerves below, with glands in the axils of main basal nerves; petiole to 5 cm; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 2 cm. Figs cauliflorous, on short shoots from trunk or main branches, turbinate, subtended by 3 ovate, basal bracts; orifice covered by 3-angular bracts 6 mm; peduncle to 2.5 cm. Staminate: in several rows towards the ostiole. Tepals 3. Stamens 2, basally connate. Gall flowers below the staminate. Pistillate: Perianth 2-or 3-lobed. Ovary 1-celled; ovule 1; style thick, simple, subterminal, hairy. Fig turbinate, 6.5 cm wide, ribbed, brown hairy.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Kasaragode, Kannur, Thrissur, Idukki, Wayanad, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: India, Himalayas, Bhutan and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Karimbam
   
 
   
 
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