Scientific Name:
Ficus rubiginosa Desf. ex Vent. (1805)
Vernacular Name(s):
Botany Bay fig; Port Jackson fig; Rusty-leaved fig

Evergreen, monoecious, small to large tree, often starting life as an epiphyte. Young stems finely hairy, becoming glabrous. Lvs ± glabrous above, sparsely to densely clothed in fine reddish hairs below, not lobed, entire, ovate-elliptic to obovate, obtuse at base, acute to obtuse at apex, (4)–6–12 cm long; lateral veins not prominently raised; petiole < blade; stipules 2 per node, densely hairy, triangular, caducous. Infl. green with rusty hairs, globose, shortly pedunculate. Syncarp deep yellow to dull red, 12–20 mm diam.; achenes irregularly ovoid, c. 1.5 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

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