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  Ficus guttata
 
  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Ficus guttata (Wight) Kurz ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 534. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1365(955). 1928; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 633. 2002. Covellia guttata Wight, Ic. t. 1966. 1853.
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  Description: Large shrubs; young stem and petioles tomentose. Leaves alternate, 6-12 x 2-5 cm, caudate-acuminate at apex, round to shallowly cordate at base, 3-ribbed from base. Figs depressed-globose, in axillary and cauline tubercled clusters, blotched with red and white spots. Basal bracts 2-3, 0.2-0.3 cm long, ovate. Orifice umbonate. Internal bristles present. Tepals 6, free. Stamen 1. Female flowers sessile 0.15-0.2 cm; stigma funnel- shaped. Gall flowers similar to female flowers. Achenes ovoid, 0.2-0.3 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Lock-hert gap, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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