Ficus nodosa Teijsm. & Binn.
Teijsmann, J.E. & Binnendijk, S. (1867) Natuurkundig Tijdshrift voor Nederlandsch Indi 29: 245. Type: Crescit in insulis Moluccanis prov. Ambon, DE FRETES. Nom. incol. Gondal.
Cape Fig; Fig, Cape; Fig, Rocky River; Rocky River Fig
Figs produced on special leafless shoots which occur in large bunches at a few points on the trunk and larger branches. Figs pedunculate, +/- globose, depressed globose or depressed pyriform, about 40 x 45 mm. Orifice closed by +/- interlocking apical bracts and inflexed internal bracts. Inner surface of the fig irregularly lobed.
Cotyledons +/- orbicular, about 3-4 mm diam. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade broadly ovate to cordate, apex acute to acuminate, base cordate, margins crenate to dentate, about 5-10 teeth each side of the leaf blade; upper surface of the leaf blade with a few hairs along the midrib, lower surface hairy on the midrib and lateral veins; oil dots or glands visible with a lens on the underside of the leaf blade; stipules sheathing the terminal bud, shed early, narrowly triangular, with a few hairs near the apex. Seed germination time 41 days.