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25-03-12, 09:38 PM
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.

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

References:
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants, 2010. Factsheet.
http://keys.trin.org.au:8080/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Ficus_obliqua.htm

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