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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Figs, side views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Male flowers, anthers opening on one suture. Copyright CSIRO
Male & female flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Ficus watkinsiana F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1891) Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin 2: 18. Type: Mooloolah, Field Naturalists, Dec. 1890; top of Bunya Mountains, H. Tryon top of Blackall Range, Alex. Anderson..
Ficus simmondsii F.M.Bailey, Queensland Agricultural Journal 25(5): 234(1910), Type: Coolangatta, J.H. Simmonds. Holo: BRI. Ficus bellingeri C.Moore, Handbook of the Flora of New South Wales: 81(1893), Type: On islands and banks of Bellinger river. Holo: NSW.
Green Leaved Moreton Bay Fig; Fig, Watkin's; Strangling Fig; Strangler Fig; Nipple Fig; Grey Leaved Moreton Bay Fig; Watkin's Fig; Figwood; Fig, Green Leaved Moreton Bay; Fig, Grey Leaved Moreton Bay; Fig, Nipple; Fig, Strangler; Fig, Strangling
Cotyledons orbicular, about 5-6 mm diam. First few pairs of leaves with a few small oil dots visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate, apex acute, base obtuse, margin dentate, teeth obscure, glabrous; petiole glabrous; stipules sheathing the terminal bud, about 2-4 cm long, glabrous, falling early.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in NEQ, south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales but not in coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 700-1100 m. Grows in well developed upland and mountain rain forest on a variety of sites.
Fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries. Cooper & Cooper (1994).