Ficus hispida

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Ficus hispida
Ficus hispida Linn. f.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: F. hispida
Binomial name
Ficus hispida
Synonyms

Ficus oppositifolia Roxb.

Ripe fruit
Fruits

Ficus hispida is a small but well distributed species of tropical fig tree. It occurs in many parts of Asia and as far south east as Australia.[1][2] There is a large variety of local common names. Like a number of ficus, the leaves are sandpapery to touch. An unusual feature is the figs which hang on long stems.

Species associated with F. hispida[edit]

In Australia the fruit are eaten by cassowaries and double-eyed fig parrots. Phayre's leaf monkey feeds on the leaves as do the larvae of the moth Melanocercops ficuvorella. The fig wasp Apocrypta bakeri has F. hispida as its host, where it parasitizes the other fig wasp Ceratosolen solmsi. The yet unnamed nematode species Caenorhabditis sp. 35 has been found in Aceh, Indonesia, associated with the tree.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ficus hispida". ZipcodeZoo. ZipcodeZoo. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Biotik.org". Ficus hispida. Retrieved April 17, 2012.