Common name: Sandpaper Fig
Ficus fraseri Miq. APNI*
Description: Shrub to medium-sized tree, scabrous but otherwise mostly glabrous.
Leaves ovate to elliptic or obovate, mostly 6–14 cm long, 2.5–6.5 cm wide, margins often lobed on young growth, otherwise entire, base often cuneate; both surfaces scabrous; petiole mostly 1–2 cm long; stipules 0.3–0.5 cm long, finely hairy.
Figs ellipsoid, 10–15 mm long, yellow turning orange-red; stalk 5–10 mm long; paired or clustered in axils of leaves; ripe May-Feb.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered through drier rainforest, also in littoral and riverine rainforest; north from Tuggerah Lake.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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