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  Ficus fergusoni
 
  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Ficus fergusoni (King) Worthington, Ceylon Trees f. 407. 1959; Priyadarsan, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 96: 492. 1999. Ficus altissima Blume var. fergusoni King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 1: 31. 1887.
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  Description: Small trees with aerial roots on or near the trunk. Young parts whitish puberulous, soon glabrous. Twigs 5-7 mm thick, brownish ochraceous. Leaves spirally arranged, 10-22 x 5-12 cm, elliptic or ovate-elliptic, subacute or shortly acuminate, base subcordate, rounded or cuneate, rather thickly coriaceous, drying brown; lateral veins 8-12 pairs, basal veins 2-3 pairs, 1/3 lamina, mostly short; petiole 20-50 x 2.5-3.5 mm; stipules thinly appressedly hairy, caducous. Figs sessile, axillary, paired, ripening orange-red; basal bracts 3, 2-3, 3-4, or 5-7 mm long, ovate, obtuse, broader than long, free; body 13-20 mm wide, subglobose or obovoid, with 3 flat apical bracts in a small disc 2-3 mm wide. Tepals 3.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Malappuram
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  Habitat: Introduced and getting naturalised
  Distribution: Native of Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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