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Ficus podocarpifolia Corner
Corner, E.J.H. (1975) Blumea 22: 305. Type: Western Australia, Bonaparte Archipelago, Bongaree Island, 14 July 1973, P.G. Wilson 11347; holo: PERTH; iso: NSW.
Can be a +/- prostrate creeper on sandstone boulders but also flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.
Leaf blades about 20-100 x 2-16 mm, petioles less than 0.5 up to 4 mm long. Leaf blades scabrous (sandpapery) on both the upper and lower surfaces as well as the margins. Lateral veins up to 20-30 on each side of the midrib at a high angle, 80-90 degrees, forming loops inside the margin. Stipules linear to narrowly triangular, about 1.5-4 mm long.
Figs about 8-10 mm diam. Male flowers: Flowers clustered around the ostiole (apical pore). Stamens one per flower, occasionally two. Anthers about 1 mm long. Female flowers: Flowers tepals 4, spathulate, about 1-1.2 mm long, glabrous. Tepals longer than the ovary.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)