Covellia subopposita Miq.
Covellia tuberculata Miq.
Ficus condensa King
Ficus curranii Merr.
Ficus grandidens Merr.
Ficus harlandii Benth.
Ficus lucbanensis Elmer
Ficus millingtonifolia Griff.
Ficus polysyce Ridl.
Ficus repandifolia Elmer
Ficus rubrovenia Merr.
Ficus tengerensis Miq.
Ficus tuberculata (Miq.) Miq.
The fruits are formed along the trunk
Photograph by: LiChieh Pan
Ficus fistulosa is an evergreen tree; it can grow up to 20 metres tall, but is generally rather smaller. The bole is up to 21cm in diameter. The twigs are often hollow[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and souce of low quality wood.
E. Asia - southern China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea.
An understorey tree in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests at elevations up to 1,700 metres. On hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils[
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Succeeds in the wild on a range of soils from sandy to clay[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Young leaves - raw[
]. Eaten as a salad[
The root is boiled and the infusion is taken for 3 days as a diaphoretic[
]. It is used for post-natal treatment[
Mature leaves are used as a narcotic, being smoked with opium[
The wood is of low quality, but is used for items such as temporary constructions, mouldings, interior work, cladding, drawers, laundry tubs, fruit crates and floats[
The wood is used for fuel[
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