Ficus pellucidopunctata Griff., Not. Pl. Asiat. 4: 394 (1854)

Latin for 'with translucent dots'.

Ficus gelderi Miq.
Ficus indica var. gelderi (Miq.) King
Ficus everettii Elmer

Shrub/tree (strangler) with white sap. Stipules hairy. Leaves alternate, fleshy, glabrous, tripliveined, with smooth margin. Figs solitary in leaf axils, red when ripe.

Monoecious strangler, without free hanging aerial roots. Twigs grey-brown, grooved. Stipules lanceolate, c. 1.5 cm long, softly hairy outside, caducous. Leaves glabrous; oblong to elliptic, 5.5-17 x 3.5-5.8 cm, base cuneate, margin entire, plane, apex acute; midrib flat above; lateral veins 5-7 pairs, distantly spaced, with 3-4 short intermediate veins, faintly raised below, faint to invisible above, curved, looping and joining near the leaf margin, basal pair distinct and departing at an acute angle from the midrib; intercostal venation invisible; petiole 1-3 cm long. Syconia axillary, oblong, 1-1.5 x 0.5-0.8 cm, sessile; surface strongly wrinkled on drying, not covered by irritant hairs; basal bracts persistent; apex with small aperture. [from Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak]

In forests, on limestone?, near streams?.

From Indochina into Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and the Philippines.

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