Ficus opposita Miq.
Miquel, F.A.W. (1848) Hooker's London Journal of Botany 7 : 426. Type: Hab. in Nova Hollandia, ad Bremer River (a. 1829, Fraser, n. 101! in Hb. Hook.).
Sandpaper Fig; Figwood; Fig; Fig, Sandpaper
Tepals glabrous in male and female flowers but sparsely hairy near the apex in gall flowers. Male flowers produced around the ostiole. Bristles produced between the female and gall flowers. Stigma cylindric, papillose, style sparsely hairy in the upper half. Bracts at the base of the fig, usually three. Lateral bracts not present on the outside of the fig body.
Cotyledons +/- orbicular, about 2-4 mm diam. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acute, base obtuse to auriculate, margin dentate, teeth on the upper half of the leaf blade, about 10-15 on each side; both the upper and lower surfaces scabrous; stipules linear, glabrous, falling early. Taproot swollen, carrot-like (Daucus carota). Seed germination time 11 to 29 days.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Common Moonbeam Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).