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 elastica Roxb. ex Hornem.

Family: Moraceae Genus: Ficus Species:
Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem.






Synonym Ficus elastica var. Belgica L.H.Bailey & E.Z.Bailey, Ficus karet (Miq.) King, Ficus skytinodermis Summerh Flower Color White
Common Name India Rubber Tree Flower Type Hypanthodium
English / Trade Name Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, India Rubber Tree, Indian Rubber Bush Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Rubber Tree Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Upto 1000 m Fruit Type Syconium
Habit Tree Fruit Details The small stalkless, yellow- green oval figs, 1 cm long, grow in pairs.
Habitat Plains to mid altitude Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to NE India, the eastern Himalayas, and SE Asia Bark Details Smooth in texture and greenish-brown in solour
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 1, Sector 10, Sector 26, Sector 29, Sector 32, Sector 38, Sector 41, Sector 45 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Tree up to 40 m tall.Leaves broad shiny oval, develop inside a reddish sheath at the tip of branches. Flower hypanthodium. Fruit within The small stalkless, yellow-green oval figs, Syconium. Leaf Details Leaves broad shiny oval, develop inside a reddish sheath at the tip of branches

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details