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  Ficus virens var. virens
 
  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Ficus virens Ait., Hort. Kew (ed. 1) 3: 451. 1789, var. virens; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 380. 1984; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 671. 1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 776. 2009. Ficus infectoria Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 551. 1832, non Willd. 1806; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 515. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1362(953). 1928.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chakkila, Cherla, Pepar
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large trees; aerial roots many. Leaves alternate, to 17 x 6.5 cm, elliptic or oblong, acuminate, base cordate, glabrous, coriaceous; petiole to 5.5 cm; stipules lanceolate, to 1 cm long; figs monoecious, grey, in axillary pairs, globose, to 1 cm across, glabrescent; orifice closed by 3 bracts; peduncle ca 3 mm; basal bracts 3, broadly ovateacute, puberulous, persistent. Male flowers ostiolar, shortly stalked; tepals 3, stamen 1; female flowers sessile; gall flowers pedicellate.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Kollam, Malappuram, Wayanad, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests and sacred grooves
  Distribution: Indio-Malesia to Solomon Islands
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thalichola
   
 
   
 
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