Ficus hispida 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 oppositifolia Roxb.; Ficus goolereea Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus hispida L.f.
  • Common name : Crow Fig, Mad Fig, Brahma's Fig
  • Vernacular name : Goolblaa, Katgulesiya, Kagsha, Daduri, Dagurin, Gobla (Hindi); Olapatha, Kaaduathi (Kannada); Paei-Atthi (Tamil); Kakodumbara (Sanskrit); Bokeda, Kala-umber (Marathi); Erumanakku, Kattatthi, Parakam, Peyatti, Thonditherakam, Thondi (Malayalam); Karsan, Dimiri, Baidimiri (Oria); Brahm medi, Kakimedi, Bodamarri, Bodda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests, also in plains
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to 1200m. Also across stream banks and sometimes in wastelands as well.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Bidar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, China, New Guinea, Queensland, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • 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 hispida. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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