Common name: Small-leaved Fig
Ficus obliqua var. obliqua G.Forst. APNI*
Synonyms: Ficus eugenioides F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Medium-sized to large strangling tree with massive trunks of coalesced roots, buttressed; young stems glabrous.
Leaves elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 3–13 cm long, 1.5–6 cm wide, moderately thick, glabrous; venation visible on both surfaces, but raised and more prominent below, secondary veins 8–12 pairs, looping to form an intramarginal vein, reticulum distinct; petiole usually 1–1.5 cm long; stipules usually 1–2.5 cm long, glabrous.
Figs more or less globose, mostly 6–10 mm diam., turning orange with dark red spots; stalk usually 1–4 mm long; paired.
Flowering: Fruits (Figs) maturing April–June.
Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly in coastal areas (NC, CC, CS) and adjacent ranges west to the Liverpool Range (CWS).
Mainly in subtropical and littoral rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, ?ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G.J. Harden (1990)
Taxon concept: Fl. New South Wales
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