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  Ficus rigida var. bracteata
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  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Ficus rigida Jack, Malay. Misc. 2: 72. 1822, var. bracteata (Corner) Bennet, Indian J. For. 5:326. 1982; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 449. 1990; Pandura. & V.J. Nair, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 17: 176. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 313. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 636. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 774. 2009. Ficus glaberrima Blume var. bracteata Corner, Gard. Bull. Singapore 17: 388. 1959(1960); Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 303. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 394. 1998. Ficus travancorica King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 1: 28. tt.26 & 820. 1887; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 503. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1365(955). 1928; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 466. 2005.
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  Description: Large scandent epiphytic shrubs; branchlets angled, densely covered with stipular scars, glabrous. Leaves to 20 x 6 cm, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, acute at base, reddish when dry; lateral nerves 14-16 pairs, prominent, regularly looping below the margins; lowest pair from the base, rib-like; petiole 3 cm long; stipule 4 cm long, glabrous. Receptacle 8-12 mm across, axillary, paired, globose, glabrous; peduncle 5 mm long; bracteoles 3, ovate, at the apex of the peduncle.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  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
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  Altitude: 400-1500
  Localities: Kallar, Methaganam, Pachakkanam, Thenkudippara, Kariamchola, Angamoozhy, Meenmutty, Karappa, Karivara slopes, Attayar
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