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Botanical Name: Ficus obliqua G. Forst.

Reclassified as Ficus obliquae series, 2008 (Family: Moraceae, Genus: Ficus, Subgenus: Urostigma, Section: Malvanthera, Subsection: Paltypodeae, Series Obliquae, F. obliqua G. Forster)

Common Name: Small-leaved Fig

Other Names: Small-leafed Fig; Small Leaf Fig; Fig, Small-leafed; Fig, Small Leaved; Fig, Small Leaf; Fig; Figwood

Distribution: Eastern New South Wales and Queensland along coast and Great Dividing Range in rainforest, savanna woodland, sclerophyll forest and gallery forest. Also in Malesia and SW Pacific islands.

Field Notes: Butressed tree to 40 m with milky sap. Branchlets greyish with pale lenticels. Leaves alternate, glabrous, 8cm, dark and glossy top side and paler underneath. Petiole 10-15 mm long, flattened. Paired axillary fruits to 10mm, yellow, turning orange with dark spots, on stalks to 4mm.

Uses: Edible fruit. Shade tree mainly suited to parks and fields as aggressive grower.


Photo by auscraft, Nov 2011. My Yard, QLD.

Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants, 2010. Factsheet.

ISIKO Museums of Capetown: Figweb http://www.figweb.org/Ficus/Subgenus_Urostigma/Section_Malvanthera/Subsection_Platypodeae/Series_Obliquae/index.htm

Leiper, G., Glazebrook, J., Cox, D., 7 K. Rathie, (2009). Mountains to Mangroves, Field Guide to Native Plants of South East Queensland. Revised Edition.

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small-leaved_Fig