Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Ficus microcarpa L.f.
Linnaeus, C. von filius (1782) Supplementum Plantarum : 442. Type: Habitat in Java. Thunberg. Holo: UPS?.
Fig, Small Fruited; Small Fruited Fig; Fig; Indian Laurel; Fig, Indian Laurel; Indian Laurel Fig
A strangling fig or banyan with prop roots and flying buttresses. Dead bark khaki or mustard coloured when cut. Bark exudate copious.
Petioles channelled on the upper surface. Leaf bearing twigs flattish-triangular in cross section. Leaf blades about 3-12 x 1.5-9 cm. Small oil dots visible with a lens on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade.
Cotyledons +/- orbicular, about 3-4 mm diam. Oil dots, if present, small, visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic or ovate, apex acute to acuminate, base cuneate, margin sinuate, teeth, if present, indistinct, glabrous; oil dots numerous, visible with a lens; petiole and stem glabrous; stipules sheathing the terminal bud, narrowly triangular, glabrous. Seed germination time 18 to 32 days.