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Ficus heteropleura from PlantIllustrations.org

HETEROPLEURA Ficus heteropleura                                                SECTION: SYCIDIUM

Latin: Varied veins referred to the very variable venation on the underside of the leaf.

Differences between Ficus heteropleura and Ficus sinuata.

  1. The fig fruits of F. heteropleura are normally very slightly hairy as illustrated whilst the figs of F. sinuata are normally glaborous (smooth).
  2. The midrib of the leaf is raised in  with F. sinuata but sunken with F. heteopleura. See Berg’s  (2011)  entry for Ficus sinuata  in the Fig flora of Thailand p.551

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