Ficus gul Lauterb. & K.Schum., Fl. Schutzgeb. Sudsee (1901)
Named after its local name in Papua New Guinea.
Ficus bismarckiana Diels
Ficus griseifolia Corner
Ficus gul var. eubracteata Corner
Ficus gul var. lasiocarpa Corner
Ficus gul var. solomonensis Corner
Ficus keyenensis K.Schum.
Ficus manilensis Warb.
Ficus manilensis var. lata Sata
Ficus manilensis obovata Sata
Ficus rudis Miq.
Ficus rudis var. arborea Elmer
Ficus subconcolor Diels
Mid-canopy tree up to 34 m tall and 52 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules
ca. 7 mm long, hairy. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, hairy below,
margin toothed. Fruits ca. 4 mm diameter, green, figs placed along the twigs.
Dioecious tree, up to 34 m tall, 52 cm diameter. Bark grey-brown, smooth; inner bark
pale. Sapwood pale. Twigs 0.2-0.35 cm thick, slender, initially rough-hairy. Stipules
lanceolate, acute, c. 0.5 cm long, hairy outside, caducous. Leaves spirally arranged, thin
coriaceous, rough-hairy on both surfaces; elliptic to oblong or obovate, 8-17.5 x 3.8-
8.5 cm, base symmetric, cuneate, margin toothed, apex acute; midrib flat above; lateral
veins 5-7 pairs, with short intermediate veins in between, faintly raised below, very faint
above, basal pair extending to nearly 1/2 the length of the blade, with a gland in each
axil below; intercostal venation scalariform, faint on both surfaces; petiole 1.5-5.5 cm
long, sparsely rough-hairy. Syconia hairy, in clusters, axillary or borne on twigs behind
the leaves, globose, 0.4-0.6 cm diameter, ripening dull red-purple, apex umbonate; peduncle
slender, c. 1 cm long; basal bracts absent, lateral bracts triangular, many; internal bristles
numerous, c. 0.3 mm long, white. Tepals (3-)4-5, dark red, free, glabrous. Achenes c.
0.8 mm long, compressed, smooth, slightly keeled. [from Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak]
In disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp and regrowth forests up to 700 m
altitude. Common along rivers and streams and on hillsides. Often on limestone
and sandy soils.
From Borneo to the Solomon Islands.