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Ficus crassipes

Round-leaved Banana Fig
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: F. crassipes
Binomial name
Ficus crassipes
F.M.Bailey

Ficus crassipes, commonly known as the Round-leaved Banana Fig is a fig that is endemic to the wet tropical rainforests of northeastern Queensland, Australia. It has large brownish cylindrical syconia.[1]

Description

Ficus crassipes is a monoecious tree which grows up to 20 m (66 ft) tall. Its leaves are 76–218 mm long (3–9 in) long and 53–154 mm (2–6 in) wide. Its syconia are yellowish to orange-brown to purple in colour, 43–68 mm (1.7–2.7 in) long and 15–32 mm (0.6–1.3 in) in diameter. It begins life as a hemiepiphyte.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Dixon, Dale J. (2003). : Moraceae)"Urostigma subg. Ficus (Malvanthera species in the section Ficus"A taxonomic revision of the Australian (pdf). Telopea 10 (1): 125–53. 

External links

  • "Ficus coronata".  


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