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Ficus hispida Linnaeus

(Hairy fig)


(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus; Subgenus: Sycomorus; Section: Sycomorus)

FicusHispida@EastPoint_Darwin_GregCalvert FicusHispida@AlligatorCreek_Tville_GregCalvert


South-east Asia, Malesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia (Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia).


Pollinators: Ceratosolen (Ceratosolen) solmsi solmsi and Ceratosolen (Ceratosolen) solmsi marchali.


Small tree to 13 metres, sometimes buttressed, cauliflorous or ramiflorous, figs often borne in long clusters laying on the ground at the base of the tree, leaves sand-papery. Occurs in rainforest and gallery forest.


Berg, C.C.  & Corner, E.J.H. 2005. Moraceae - Ficus. Flora Malesiana Series I (Seed Plants) Volume 17/Part 2. National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden.

Corner, E.J.H. 1965. Checklist of Ficus in Asia and Australasia with keys to identification. The Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 21: 1-186.


Photographs © Greg Calvert (Townsville, Australia).

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2023. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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