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Figs and leaves. Copyright Stanley Breeden
Male flower. Copyright CSIRO
Figs, side views and transverse section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and figs. Copyright B. Gray
Fig longitudinal section Male fls at the apex near the orifice. Copyright CSIRO
Female flower Note spines on the perianth. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Ficus virgata Reinw. ex Blume
Blume, C.L. von (1825) Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie No. 7: 454. Type: in montosis Gede. Moluccas, C. G. C. Reinwardt 1376; holo; L.
Ficus virgata Reinw. ex Blume var. virgata, The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 17: 477(1960), Type: ?. Ficus philippinensis Miq., Hooker's London Journal of Botany 7: 435(1848), Type: ins Philippinas (Cuming! n. 1937). Ficus pinkiana F.Muell., Southern Science Record 2: 273(1882), Type: Queensland, Trinity-Bay, J. Pink. Ficus esmeralda F.M.Bailey, Queensland Agricultural Journal 1(6): 452(1897), Type: Mourilyan Harbour, W. Mugford, near Esmeralda Plantation. Holo: BRI.
One pale green flat gland usually visible on the underside of the leaf blade, in the fork of the first lateral vein and the midrib. Stipules about 0.5-2 cm long. Leaf blades about 10-20 x 4-7 cm. Small oil dots visible with a lens on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade. Petioles produce a milky exudate.
Bristles present between the flowers. Tepals pubescent abaxially. Male flowers produced around the ostiole. Bracts at the base of the fig, three. Lateral bracts not present on the outside of the fig body.
Cotyledons oblong to orbicular, about 2-3 mm long. First few pairs of leaves toothed. Oil dots small, visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to ovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate or oblique, margin dentate, about 4-8 teeth usually present though absent soon after the 10th leaf stage, both the upper and lower surfaces scabrous; petiole hairy; stipules sheathing the terminal bud, about 5-10 mm long, falling early.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)