Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Ficus virens Aiton

Family: Moraceae Genus: Ficus Species: Ficus virens Aiton

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Synonym Ficus infectoria Roxb., F. infectoria Roxb. var.lambertiana (Miq) King. Flower Color White
Common Name Kahimal, Pakhad Flower Type Hypanthodium
English / Trade Name White Fig Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Pilkhan Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Upto 1700 m. Fruit Type Syconium
Habit Tree Fruit Details Figs. Sessile, in axillary pairs, globose, 5-7 mm across, tubercled and whitish when ripe; basal bracts 3, minute.
Habitat Submontane Himalaya Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India (Throughout up to 1,700 m, also frequently planted), Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indochina, Japan, Malesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Soloman Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietanm. Bark Details Bark greenish-grey
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Butterfly Park , Manimajara and Daria, Sector 3, Sector 7, Sector 8, Sector 9, Sector 11, Sector 12, Sector 17, Sector 18, Sector 19, Sector 20, Sector 21, Sector 22, Sector 24 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Spreading, deciduous trees, to 15 m high; often epiphytic in earlier life; bark greenish-grey, smooth. Leaves alternate, variable, ovate, entire, lobed, 8-16 x 3-8.5 cm, shortly acuminate, base rounded or subcordate, 3-nerved; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs; petioles 3-7 cm long; stipules broadly ovate, acute, pubescent. Figs. Sessile, in axillary pairs, globose, 5-7 mm across, tubercled and whitish when ripe; basal bracts 3, minute. Leaf Details Leaves alternate, variable, ovate, entire, lobed, shortly acuminate, base rounded or subcordate, 3-nerved; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs; petioles 3-7 cm long; stipules broadly ovate, acute, pubescent.
 

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