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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Male flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Female flowers(?). Copyright CSIRO
Ficus subnervosa Corner
Corner, E.J.H. (1960) The Gardens Bulletin Singapore 17: 411. Type: Kostermans 450(?) L, New Guinea (? Key Is.).
Not a strangling fig. Exudate meagre, cream to pale brown.
Stipules glabrous or slightly pubescent, about 1 cm long. Two small glands visible on the underside of the leaf blade near its junction with the petiole. Leaf blades about 6-12 x 2.5-5.5 cm. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Male flowers dispersed among the fruitlets in the ripe fig. Bracts at the base of the fig small and inconspicuous (one or two near the base of each peduncle). Lateral bracts usually not present on the outside of the fig body.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, restricted to the area between Cape York and Shelburne Bay. Altitudinal range probably small, from sea level to 100 m. Grows in well developed rain forest on creek flats. Also occurs in New Guinea.