Ficus stenophylla

Species: Ficus stenophylla

English Name: Bamboo-leaved Fig

Chinese Name: 竹葉榕

Family: Moraceae


Shrubs, 1-3 m tall. Branchlet internodes short, with scattered grayish white bristles. Stipules red, lanceolate, ca. 8 mm, glabrous. Petiole 3-7 mm; leaf blade grayish green to yellow green when dry, linear-lanceolate, lanceolate, or oblanceolate, 5-20 × 2-3 cm, papery, abaxially with small tubercles, adaxially glabrous, base cuneate to rounded, margin entire and revolute, apex acuminate; basal lateral veins elongated, secondary veins 7-17 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, solitary, dark red when mature, ellipsoid-globose, 7-8 mm in diam., sparsely pubescent, apical pore navel-like, convex; peduncle 2-5 cm; involucral bracts triangular, persistent. Male flowers: near apical pore, shortly pedicellate; calyx lobes 3 or 4, red, ovate-lanceolate; stamens 2 or 3; filaments short. Gall flowers: pedicellate; calyx lobes 3 or 4, oblanceolate, incurved; ovary globose; style lateral, short. Female flowers: subsessile; calyx lobes 4, linear, apex obtuse; style, persistent, lateral, thin. Achenes lenslike, one side slightly concave, apex ridged. Fl. May-Jul.

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– Wu ZY, Raven PH, Hong DY (eds) (2003). Flora of China, Volume 5: Ulmaceae through Basellaceae. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Bot Garden Press, St. Louis