Ficus auriculata Loureiro

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (Mulberry Or Fig Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJEER FAMILY (अंजीर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MORACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Ficus macrophylla Roxb.; Ficus roxburghii Wall. Ex Miq.; Ficus pomifera Wall. ex King; Ficus oligodon Miq.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus auriculata Lour.
  • Common name : Elephant Ear Fig Tree, Giant Indian Fig
  • Vernacular name : Atthi, Seema Atthi (Malayalam); Raj dimri (Oria); Timla (Hindi); Racha bodda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Near streams, also cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Flower, Fruit : October-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district, Kalhandi district, Dhenkanal district
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Pullaiah, T & Ali Moulali, D., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 2.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ficus auriculata. Downloaded on 4 June 2020.

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