Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Ficus coronulata Miq.

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. © CSIRO
10th leaf stage. © CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. © CSIRO
Female flowers, tepals & styles hairy or spiny. © CSIRO
Fig, longitudinal section. © CSIRO
Female flowers. © CSIRO

Miquel, F.A.W. (1862) Journal de Botanique Neerlandaise 1 : 242. Type: Nova Hollandia borealis, in Arnhemsland, Aug. 1855: FERD. MUELLER.

Common name

Fig; Fig, Crown; Fig, Peach Leaf; Peach Leaf Fig; Crown Fig


A rheophyte, not a strangling fig. Blaze odour resembling that of rotten tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum). Lenticels tend to be in longitudinal lines.


Leaf blades about 15-25 x 4-5 cm. Both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade sandpapery. Leaves wilt very quickly soon after removal from the tree.


Male flowers produced around the ostiole. Bracts at the base of the fig, three. Apical bracts projecting beyond the fig body. No lateral bracts on the outside of the fig body.


Figs pedunculate, globular, about 10 mm diam. Orifice closed by interlocking apical and reflexed internal bracts.


Cotyledons orbicular, about 3 mm diam. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade lanceolate, apex acuminate, base obtuse, both the upper and lower surfaces sandpapery; stipules narrowly triangular, slightly asymmetrical with the midrib off centre. Seed germination time 9 days.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Australia, occurs in WA and NT. Altitudinal range from near sea level to about 200 m. Grows along creeks and rivers.

Ficus salicina F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 4: 49(1864), Type: Ad ripas fluviorum Victoria River et Fitzmaurice River.
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