Ficus heterophylla L.f.

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (Mulberry Or Fig Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJEER FAMILY (अंजीर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MORACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Ficus scabrella Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus heterophylla L.f.
  • Vernacular name : Adavibende (Kannada); Buroni, Kuvvu Juvi (Telugu); Bhui dumur, Ganthi sahada (Oria); Vallitherakam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Along river banks
  • Comments / notes : Occasional along streams, in wet and water logged places.
  • Key identification features : Highly variable shrub.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Malappuram district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Kalhandi district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Native : Indo-Malay
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, South China to Java, Borneo
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 heterophylla. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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