Common Name
Scientific Name
Ficus variegata Blume
Growth Form and Foliage
  • Tree (Big (>30 m)).
  • Pagoda-shaped crown and tiered branching.
  • Stalked leaves, have somewhat leathery leaf blades that are oval-shaped, glossy dark green above, pale green below, and 4.5 - 22 by 2.1 - 7 cm, with short tips.
  • 8.5 mm wide; develops in clusters of 3 - 8 at the end of the twig on 3 – 14 cm-long shoots.
  • Unisexual flowers / dioecious
  • Cluster / inflorescence
  • 15 - 35 by 0.2 - 0.6 cm.
  • Red, orange with multiple fruit.
Grows in primary and secondary forests, in swamps, on hills, loam or sandy soils up to 200 m altitude.
Ethnobotanical features
  • The latex from the bark is reportedly used as a poultice on wounds.
  • The fibrous bark was previously used to make felt, that is in turn used to make loincloth.

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