Ficus subpuberula Corner
Corner, E.J.H. (1959) Gardens Bulletin Singapore 17: 403. Type: Western Australia, York Sound, A. Cunningham s.n.; holo: K; iso: U. Fide Dixon et al. (2001).
Urostigma puberulum Miq., London Journal Botany 6: 562(1847), Type: ?. Ficus puberula (Miq.) Miq., Annales Musei Botanici Lugduno-Batavi 3: 287(1867), Type: ?.
Fig, Rock Breaker; Fig; Rock Breaker Fig
A strangling fig or growing over rocks.
Petioles and twigs produce a milky exudate. Stipules about 1-2 cm long, densely hairy on the outer surface. Leafy twigs hairy. Leaf blades about 6-10 x 1-7 cm. Petioles hairy, grooved or channelled on the upper surface.
Tepals glabrous. Male flowers dispersed among the fruitlets in the ripe fig. Anthers reniform. Stigma cylindric, papillose. Bracts at the base of the fig, three. Lateral bracts not present on the outside of the fig body.
Figs pedunculate, globular, about 10 mm diam. Orifice consisting of about 3 or 4 radiating slits +/- closed by inflexed and overlapping bracts. Figs pubescent on the outer surface.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia. Occurs in WA, NT and extends to the Lawn Hill area in western Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 200 m. Grows in monsoon forest, usually in rocky situations.