Ficus nervosa Heyne ex Roth

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (Mulberry Or Fig Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJEER FAMILY (अंजीर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MORACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Ficus angustifolia Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus nervosa B.Heyne ex Roth
  • Vernacular name : Neer Aal (Tamil); Eechamaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Found in valleys across streams.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Bargarh district, Angul district, Puri district, Sundergarh district, Bolangir district, Bargarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Salem district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, South China, Formosa, Vietnam
  • 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; 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; 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; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 2.; Matthew 1983
  • 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 nervosa. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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