Moraceae | Ficus
85. Ficus heteropleura Blume; Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 466. 1825.
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Ficus caudatifolia Warburg; F. caudatilongifolia Sata; F. rostrata Lamarck var. urophylla (Wallich ex Miquel) Koorders; F. urophylla Wallich ex Miquel.
Shrubs; scandent. Branchlets and petioles with scurfy hairs. Stipules lanceolate; small. Leaves alternate; petiole 5-15 cm; leaf blade elliptic to obovate; 8-15 x 3-6 cm; ± leathery; base slightly asymmetric; attenuated and decurrent on petiole; margin entire or undulate from middle to apex; apex acute to caudate with a 1-2 cm cauda; veins abaxially conspicuous; basal lateral veins not elongated; secondary veins 3 or 4 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots; paired or solitary; ± globose; 8-10 mm in diam.; with short thick hairs; base attenuate into a 5-10 mm stalk; apical pore navel-like; convex; sessile. Male flowers: near apical pore; subsessile; calyx lobes 4; linear; stamen 1; rudimentary ovary present. Gall flowers: shortly pedicellate; calyx lobes 3; ovary ± globose; style lateral; short; curved. Female flowers: calyx lobes deeply 3-lobed; style persistent; long; stigma funnelform. Achenes obliquely ovoid; coarse. Fl. Jan-Aug.
Forests; 100-400 m. Hainan; Taiwan (Lan Yu) [Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; NE India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Thailand; Vietnam].