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  Ficus talbotii
  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Ficus talbotii King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 1: 51. tt.63 & 84. 1887; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 512. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1363(953). 1928; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 277. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 380. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 357. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 433. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 755. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 449. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 395. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 299. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 313. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 465. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 775. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vellayal
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  Description: Evergreen epiphytic trees, to 30 m high; aerial roots none; bark 10-12 mm thick, surface green, smooth; blaze dull yellow; exudation milky; branchlets 1.5-3 mm thick, brown. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, stipulate; stipules 5 mm long, lateral, ovate, pubescent, cauducous; petiole 15-30 mm, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 5-12 x 2.5-5 cm, elliptic, ovate, elliptic-ovate or ovate-oblong, base cuneate or acute, apex acuminate, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; 3-ribbed from base, lateral nerves 8-10 pairs, parallel, looped near the margin, secondary laterals faint, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers unisexual; inflorescence a syconia, sessile, in axillary pairs, depressed globose; basal bracts 3, 3-5 mm, ovate-concave, obtuse, glabrous or appressedly puberulous, persistent, orifice circular, plane or slightly sunken, closed by 3 flat apical bracts in a disc of 1 mm wide; internal bristles few, minute, brownish; flowers of 4 kinds; male flowers disperse, few, shorter than the gall flowers; tepals 3-4, free, spathulate with white edges, glabrous; stamen 1, hardly exserted; filament 0.3 mm; anther oblong, parallel, unequal; female flowers sessile; tepals 3-4, red, free, ovate-subacute, with white edges, ovary superior, ovoid, globose, yellowish; style 1 mm, tapering; stigma simple; gall flowers similar, pedicellate. Synconium glabose, 0.5-0.6 cm across.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Habitat: Shola and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Indo-China
  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:
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  Localities: Vellappara, Karadikkavala, Vengoli, Aikdau, Parappa, Tirunalli, Mukkali forests
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