Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Deciduous trees with low buttresses, bark smooth. Young branches brown tomentose. Exudate sticky, watery, yellowish-white. Leaves simple, alternate. Stipules intrapetiolar, sheathing. Fruit a fig.|
|Habit :||Deciduous tree to 25 m. Crown spreading.|
|Trunk & bark :||Trunk with low buttresses. Bark smooth, light brownish red, finely fissured, inner-bark c. 0.5 cm thick, light yellowish, wood yellow. with small pustules, light brown.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Young branches terete, densely to sparsely brown tomentose.|
|Exudates :||Exudate sticky watery, yellowish-white.|
|Leaves :||Leaves simple, alternate, elliptic –oblong to ovate 6-16 x 3.5-8 cm apex acuminate, base subcordate to rounded, below brown hairy on the veins, margin entire.|
Primary vein single, secondary veins 5-9, oblique, tertiary veins oblique. Petiole 1-2 mm, terete, hairy.
Stipules intrapetiolar, brown hairy, caducous, sheathing, leaving an annular scar.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Inflorescence a fig, axillary, usually paired, 0.7-1 cm diameter, peduncle up to 1.3 mm. Flowers unisexual.|
|Fruits :||A fig yellow-red at maturity.|
|Seeds :||Many minute seeds.|
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