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Ficus rubiginosa Desf. ex Ventenant 

(Rock fig)

 

(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus; Subgenus: Urostigma; Section: Malvanthera; Subsection: Malvantherae)

FicusRubiginosa@MtStuart_Townsville_GregCalvert

Distribution

Australia (from Torres Strait to New South Wales).

Biology

Pollinator: Pleistodontes imperialis Saunders.

Habitat

Strangler fig on trees and rocks, reaching a maximum height of 30m, though often only 6m especially on exposed rocks. Occurs in rainforest, dry/monsoon rainforest and riparian forest.

References

Berg, C.C.  & Corner, E.J.H. 2005. Moraceae - Ficus. Flora Malesiana Series I (Seed Plants) Volume 17/Part 2. National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden.

Corner, E.J.H. 1965. Checklist of Ficus in Asia and Australasia with keys to identification. The Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 21: 1-186.

Credits

Photographs © Greg Calvert (Townsville, Australia).

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2019. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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