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  Ficus pumila
 
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  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Ficus pumila L., Sp. Pl. 1060. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Creeping Fig
  Description: A climber with clinging roots and white to brownish short hair on young shoots. Leaves dimorphic, with 8-25 mm long, villous to glabrescent petiole; lamina coriaceous, ovate-oblong, 3-5-costate at the cordate base, entire, obtuse to subacute, glabrescent above, finely white-villous beneath; lateral nerves 3-6 pairs, strongly bulging below, intercostals present, slightly bulged; stipules appeased hairy; cystoliths present on lower side only. Hypanthodia on erect fruiting branches, generally solitary or axillary, sessile to shortly pedunculate, subglobose to pyriform or obovoid-turbinate, greenish yellow, minutely villose to glabrescent, subtended by ovate-lanceolate, 5-7 mm long, appressed hairy basal bracts, apical orifice umbonate, internal bristles copious, short. Male flowers: Large, numerous, in several whorls; sepals 4-6; stamens 2-3. Female flowers: Sessile to long-pedicelled; ovary sessile with long, simple lateral style. Figs obovoid turbinate, 3.5-7 cm long, purple-black, glabrous to glaucous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-September
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Introduced as a garden plant, also running wild
  Distribution: Native of East Asia
  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: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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