Ficus amplissima


India (Bihar, Central and South provinces, Goa, Gujarat, Maharastra, Rajasthan), Maldives Island, Sri Lanka as per Synopsis of the Genus Ficus L. (Moraceae) in India Lal Babu Chaudhary*, Jana Venkata Sudhakar, Anoop Kumar, Omesh Bajpai, Rinkey Tiwari and G. V. S. Murthy- Taiwania, 57(2): 193-216, 2012;
  

I saw this ficus tree on Vetal Tekdi.
Not a fully grown tree so no aerial roots observed.
Leaf size 10 cm *5cm ; petiole 5cm
Can any guess be made without the fruits?

The grooved petiole, lamina shape and venation suggests Ficus amplissima. This bears short aerial roots and whitish small figs crowded at the end of branches.
Could be F. microcarpa or F. retusa. Just a guess as i am not very sure of the id.
I too think that this is F. amplissima. The very distinct 3 ribbed base is another important character for this species. A common indigenous species distributed in the Peninsular India, SL and Maldives Isl.


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TSP-DEC2015-66-239: Images of Ficus amplissima (Moraceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Ficus amplissima (Moraceae

Ref:  http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=2920&cat=1 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl 

Date: 29-05-2014



Ficus amplissima:

I am looking for the origin of the word 'amplissima' for Ficus amplissima. as far as i could search i have found that it means the 'largest' but what is the significance of this meaning for Ficus amplissima. the fruits, leaves, tree and even the number of fruits per branch (even if we consider that amplissima is taken frrom the word 'ample') do not show any such characteristic.
Can any one please guide me.
Probably ... may help. he normally adds this kind of information with his photographs on Flickr.
At Dictionarist we see following possible meanings of the Latin amplissima:
... wide, broad, ample, vast, large, spacious; loose, full
You may have already put amplissima efforts to know how this epithet justifies the species !
We have following qualities: wide, broad, ample, vast, large, spacious; loose, full ... there may be few other adjectives associated.
to check each relevantly for following aspects:
  1. height, width, form of the tree
  2. girth of trunk
  3. canopy
  4. aerial roots
  5. latex exudation
  6. male, female flowers within the fig (the density)
  7. roots
  8. branches (the spreading)
  9. leaves (density of foliage)
  10. any other aspect(s) which we are not aware
Read and compared species of Ficus put at Biotik; could not reach conclusion.
Sometimes I think the author(s) describing a new species MUST justify the epithet !!
It is possible that the original paper may have the justification.
Also possible the justification may not hold good in present times.
Will keep my search on.
Let us know from others' comment(s).


 
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Sangli, May 2015 :: Requesting ID of this Ficus :: ARKJUL-01/01 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6) 
Requesting to please ID this Ficus growing next to a well at Kagwad near Sangli, Maharahstra in May 2015.
Ficus amplissima J. E. Sm
Thank you ... The leaves do look like the ones posted by here, but do not look the ones posted here.
Photographs identified as Ficus amplissima Sm.
Thank you ... for the ID help.
 
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Tree for Id- ID27022016SH3 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Is this Ficus microcarpa ? What are those drooping clusters of leaves like round balls  ? are these epiphytes ?
Location - Sasan Gir
Date- 19.2.2016
efi page on Ficus microcarpa   
This is Ficus amplissima J. E. Sm.;  I have also seen many plants grow upon F. amplissima as epiphytes. so it (round balls) is looking like epiphytes.
Photographs are identified as Ficus amplissima Sm. 
Drooping leaf clusters are commonly forming in F. microcarpa and F. amplissima.
Thanks ... Can you just guide me to differentiate between F.microcarpa and F.amplissima
 
 
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Confirm Tree ID: Ficus mollis - Soft Fig Tree: 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8)
This could be Ficus amplissima
Thanks, ... Let me check it out.
can you send higher resolution pics of the leaves? It isn't possible to see the venation clearly for positive id.
It looks more like F. amplissima than F. mollis.
I will try to get a better picture of the leaves.
Ficus amplissima Sm.
In F. mollis leaves and receptacles are always pubescent, and receptacles appear in axillary with leaves.
   
 
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Figs Of Bangalore - RA - Ficus mollis - Soft Fig Tree (Please Confirm):  6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Soft Fig is a fig tree found only in south India and Sri Lanka.
It is a tree growing up to 12 m tall, branchlets covered with yellow velvety hairs. Leaves are alternate or nearly opposite. They are elliptic-ovate to fiddle- shaped, 6-15 cm long, 3-9 cm wide, with a 5 cm long stalk. Figs occur in leaf axils, either in pairs or in clusters. They are stalkless, round, up to 8 mm across. Fig wall is somewhat fleshy, brownish, velvety.
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A reply from another thread:
"Ficus amplissima Sm.
In F. mollis leaves and receptacles are always pubescent, and receptacles appear in axillary with leaves."
Trunk looks different here............ F. amplissima is a serious straggler with plenty of aerial roots ultimately contributing to main trunk . 
Ficus amplissima differs from other Ficus species having aerial roots; with very few aerial roots hardly touch the ground, unlikely in Ficus virens where aerial roots contribute more to main trunk. 
F. amplissima has main trunk gregarious, light coloured, pale-green whitish or greyish, often marked with vertical clefts and smooth.
Ficus mollis has tomentose branchlets, and leaves spirally arranged.


 
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Please ID species....Genera is Ficus........? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Date/Time-15/1/2017
Location- Dhnakavali, Dapoli, MH
Habitat- Wild
Plant Habit- big tree
Height-20 meter
Genera is Ficus...please ID species?

Sizes of at least one part are needed to be given. Yet assuming figs to be 6 mm this can be Ficus amplissima.
Ficus amplissima Sm.


 
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Ficus virens for validation :: Mumbai :: ARKMAR-01- Set 1: 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (7)
The leaves of Set 1 do not have have a pointed tip like F. amplissima as per the pics in eFI. They seem to have a more rounded tip. Hoping to get further inputs.
Set 1 is most likely Ficus amplissima.
efi page on Ficus amplissima with images  

This should be Ficus amplissima, leaf apex is acute not acuminate (Ficus virens).

Took out this Ficus seedling growing from under my Sintex tank; I could not get the hole roots out, but managed some of them and I planted it in a polybag and it after 2 weeks began sprouting new leaves. It is locally (Telugu) known as Juvvi. The fruits are eaten but many species of birds. The bark of adult trees is pale greenish-yellow and smooth.  
Sorry again I do not have picture of adult trees, but next time I'll take some pictures of some adult trees, leaves, fruits etc.  
Date/Time- July 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild, Urban habitat
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Seedling
Height/Length- 7-8 inches
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Simple

If I was to hazard a guess, I would say this is Ficus amplissima [F.tsiela].
Yes F. amplissima (bark greenish)
Ficus amplissima, fruits stalkless and the species can very much be confused with Ficus infectoria....but the differences are:
1. bark greenish, yellow (greyish in F infectoria)
2. fruits stalkless (stalked in F infectoria)
3. fruits black when mature (white in F infectoria)
4. there is some difference in leaf outline also but the difference is slight (the leaf margins are more parallel in F. infectoria whereas the margins are more rounded in F. amplissima) the difference can be observed when both the leaves are held together...


 
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Identification of some trees from Dev Giri forest of Jalgaon district Maharashtra..
1. Ficus sp.
Ficus is a large genus with so much variation. With out leaf and leaf bud it is difficult to confirm the identity
It is near to Ficus amplissima Sm. Leaves needed for final confirmation.

Sending my photographs of F.amplissima for comparison.

Your images look like Ficus amplissima Sm. only.
I think ... was talking about ... images & not yours.


(Ficus tsiela (?) (local: Basari tree), Fam Moraceae) latch onto Bilwa tree (Aegle marmelos, Fam. Rutaceae
Kanuganahalli village
Mysore district.
06 July 2008 

Your Ficus appears to be Ficus virens
I think does not match with images at Ficus tsjakela Burm.f.

Appears close to images at Ficus amplissima Sm.
But I am not sure. 
This is Ficus amplissima Sm. (=Ficus tsiela Roxb.)



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