Ficus kerkhovenii Koord. & Valeton, Meded. Dept. Landb. Ned.-Indie 2: 83 (1906)

Named after A.E.Kerkhoven [1858-1924], an adminstrator of the Ardjasari tea plantation in West Java.

Ficus lamaoensis Merr.

Strangler fig without free hanging roots. Leaves alternate, glabrous, elliptic to oblong, up to 17 cm long, margin entire, 10-12 secondary veins. Petiole up to 2.5 cm long. Figs bright red when ripe, sessile, ca. 1 cm diameter.

Monoecious strangler, without free hanging aerial roots. Twigs dark brown. Stipule not seen. Leaves glabrous; elliptic or oblong, 7-17 x 3-6 cm, base cuneate, margin entire, plane, apex acute; midrib raised above, rounded below; lateral veins 10-12, distantly spaced, curved, with intermediate veins in between, finely raised on both surfaces, basal pair indistinct, departing from the midrib at a broad angle; intercostal venation reticulate, faintly visible on both surfaces; petiole 1.5-2.5 cm long, whitish hairy, grooved on the adaxial side. Syconia axillary, bright red when ripe, sessile, subglobose, c. 1 cm diameter, apex convex; basal bracts small, persistent. [from Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak]

In lowland forests.


Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines.

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