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.
- The fig fruits of F. heteropleura are normally very slightly hairy as illustrated whilst the figs of F. sinuata are normally glaborous (smooth).
- 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