Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii (Miq.) C.C.Berg

  • Family : MORACEAE
    (Mulberry Or Fig Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJEER FAMILY (अंजीर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MORACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Ficus leprieuii Miq.; Ficus triangularis Warb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii (Miq.) C.C.Berg
  • Common name : Mistletoe Fig, Triangle Fig, Sweetheart Tree and Natal Tree
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Grown as ornamental shrub or pot plant
  • Key identification features : A large evergreen monoecious shrub with brown bark and milky latex. Leaves are stalked, of roughly triangular in shape, narrow towards base and broadly rounded at the free end, shiny green, thick with rexin-like structure. Figs are small, globose to ellipsoid, axillary, in pairs, light green to yellow at maturity.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-November
  • Native : S.Africa
  • Literature : K. Sankara Rao 2009. Flowering plants of Indian Institute of Science: A Field Guide. IISC Press.; J.V Sudhakar, N. Chandramohan Reddy, G.V.S Murthy (2017). Figs of Eastern Ghats, India. pp.122
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. natalensis subsp. leprieurii. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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