Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Moraceae

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Ficus racemosa L.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Oblanceolate

Leaf Apex

Acute

Leaf Base

Acute

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A large deciduous tree with few and short aerial roots.

Habitat and Distribution : Common on plains to 1500m. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan,South China to New Guinea and Queensland.

Indigenous Information : Fruits edible but not tasty.

Field Tips : Bark grey-reddish-brown. Wood grayish-brown and soft. Glandular at nerve-axils. Leaf gall present.

 

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Names:

English : Country Fig, Cluster Fig
Irula : Athi
Tamil : Atti, Vellai atthi, Nalla atthi
Hindi : Goolar
Malayalam : Atthi, Atthi al
Kannada : Atti

Flower:

A fig, thick, soft, purplish red when ripe.

Fruit :

An acene, lenticular. Fruiting from March-June

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Moraceae