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Gall flowers & female flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Female flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Fig, side view and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Male flowers, side view. Copyright CSIRO
Figs and leaves. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Ficus henneana Miq.
Ficus superba var. henneana (Miq.) Corner, The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 17: 376(1960), Type: ?. Ficus pritzelii Warb., Repertorium Novarum Specierum Regni Vegetabilis 1: 74(1905), Type: Queensland: Barron River, Diels 8371, 22. Mai 1902. Ficus gracilipes F.M.Bailey, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock Bulletin 9. Botany Bulletin 3: 16(1891), Type: Qld, Brookfield, A. Exley; holo: BRI. Ficus parkinsonii Hiern, The Journal of Botany 39: 1(1901), Type: This plant was collected by Banks, 23rd August, 1770. Booby Island Torres Strait, 10 deg 37 S. lat., 140 deg 50E.
A strangling fig.
Tepals glabrous, margins sometimes slightly lobed towards the apex. Male flowers dispersed among the fruitlets in the ripe fig. Styles and stigma fimbriate. Bracts at the base of the fig, three, caducous. Lateral bracts not present on the outside of the fig body.
Cotyledons orbicular about 2-3 mm diam. First few pairs of leaves obscurely toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade lanceolate or ovate, apex acute, base cordate, margins smooth, glabrous; oil dots very small, sometimes visible with a lens; petiole and stem glabrous; stipules sheathing the terminal bud, glabrous. Stem and/or taproot somewhat swollen.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NT, CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as south-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1000 m. Grows in well developed rain forest and monsoon forest. Also occurs in Asia and Malesia.