Ficus hispida ?

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J.M. Garg

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Mar 24, 2010, 10:34:45 AM3/24/10
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Date/Time- on 21/3/10

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- At Tollygunj Golf Club, Kolkata

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Cultivated

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree

Height/Length- around 20 meter    

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-

Inflorescence Type/ Size-

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- These have become large trees, may be being more than forty years old.

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Dinesh Valke

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Mar 24, 2010, 10:46:58 AM3/24/10
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... not Ficus hispida, not sure which Ficus.
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tanay bose

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Mar 24, 2010, 12:33:33 PM3/24/10
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Dear Garg ji/ Dinesh Ji,
Can this plant be Ficus racemosa?  The area in Kolkata Garg ji is refering to has a lot of this plant.
Regards
Tanay

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J.M. Garg

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Mar 24, 2010, 12:45:03 PM3/24/10
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Thanks, Tanay ji,
I don't think so. I will like to stick to Ficus hispida until offered something else.

Hi, Dinesh ji,
Can you tell me why it can't be Ficus hispida?

Yazdy Palia

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Mar 24, 2010, 1:06:58 PM3/24/10
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Hello Friends,
I think it is Ficus Exasperata.
Please check up
http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix/web/ficus-exasperata?pli=1
We have quite a few of these at our place in wayanad in Kerala. It has
large abrasive leaves.
Regards
Yazdy Palia.

Dinesh Valke

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Mar 24, 2010, 1:09:07 PM3/24/10
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Garg ji ... what I believe as F. hispida -- http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Ficushispida&w=91314344%40N00&s=int&m=tags

Here, the leaves look different, the tip, the venation. Not sure how the leaves are arranged on this plant.
F. hispida is the only Ficus with oppositely arranged leaves (thus one of its synonym, F. oppositifolia).
The cluster of figs here resemble the way F. racemosa bears. Here the figs seem to be hairy - not so in case of F. hispida.
F. hispida figs have a kind of prominent "crown" ... well, this may not be the correct expression.

Importantly, F. hispida is a small tree, say a large shrub.

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Dinesh Valke

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Mar 24, 2010, 1:14:51 PM3/24/10
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R. Vijayasankar

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Mar 24, 2010, 3:36:21 PM3/24/10
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This is Ficus hispida without and doubt. I think this is the only Ficus with opposite leaves. That's why it has got another name Ficus oppositifolia (synonym). Fruits are also look densely hispid hairy. So, it is Ficus hispida. Garg ji was right.
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J.M. Garg

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Mar 24, 2010, 10:32:02 PM3/24/10
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Thanks, Vijayasankar for final confirmation.
It's quite common in Kolkata & called 'Domur' in Bengali & I think its fruits/ figs used as a vegetable.
Being such very old trees (be more than 40 years) in Tollygunge Golf Club, Kolkata, these have grown into big trees (which are generally not seen otherwise) but its appearance etc. from below remains the same.

Dr. Hari Venkatesh K Rajaraman

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Mar 25, 2010, 2:11:24 AM3/25/10
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Its ofcourse F. hispida or F. oppositifolia...Called as Kakodumbara in
sanskrit

On Mar 25, 7:32 am, "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Vijayasankar for final confirmation.
> It's quite common in Kolkata & called 'Domur' in Bengali & I think its
> fruits/ figs used as a vegetable.
> Being such very old trees (be more than 40 years) in Tollygunge Golf Club,
> Kolkata, these have grown into big trees (which are generally not seen
> otherwise) but its appearance etc. from below remains the same.
>

> On 25 March 2010 01:06, R. Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > This is *Ficus hispida *without and doubt. I think this is the only Ficus


> > with opposite leaves. That's why it has got another name Ficus oppositifolia
> > (synonym). Fruits are also look densely hispid hairy. So, it is Ficus
> > hispida. Garg ji was right.
>

> >   On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>  Yazdi ji, not *Ficus exasperata* ...
> >>http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=int&w=91314344@N00&q=Ficusexasperata&...
> >> Regards.


>
> >> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:36 PM, Yazdy Palia <yazdypa...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>> Hello Friends,
> >>> I think it is Ficus Exasperata.
> >>> Please check up

> >>>http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix/web/ficus-exasperata?p...


> >>> We have quite a few of these at our place in wayanad in Kerala. It has
> >>> large abrasive leaves.
> >>> Regards
> >>> Yazdy Palia.
>

> >>> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:15 PM, J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> > Thanks, Tanay ji,
> >>> > I don't think so. I will like to stick to Ficus hispida until offered
> >>> > something else.
> >>> > Hi, Dinesh ji,
> >>> > Can you tell me why it can't be Ficus hispida?

> >>> > On 24 March 2010 22:03, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> >> Dear Garg ji/ Dinesh Ji,
> >>> >> Can this plant be Ficus racemosa?  The area in Kolkata Garg ji
> >>> is refering
> >>> >> to has a lot of this plant.
> >>> >> Regards
> >>> >> Tanay
>

> >>> >> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 8:16 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com


>
> >>> >> wrote:
>
> >>> >>> ... not Ficus hispida, not sure which Ficus.
> >>> >>> Regards.
>

> >>> >>> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 8:04 PM, J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com>


> >>> wrote:
>
> >>> >>>> Date/Time- on 21/3/10
>
> >>> >>>> Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- At Tollygunj Golf Club, Kolkata
>
> >>> >>>> Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Cultivated
>
> >>> >>>> Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
>
> >>> >>>> Height/Length- around 20 meter
>
> >>> >>>> Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-
>
> >>> >>>> Inflorescence Type/ Size-
>
> >>> >>>> Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-
>
> >>> >>>> Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-
>
> >>> >>>> Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- These have
> >>> >>>> become large trees, may be being more than forty years old.
>
> >>> >>>> --
> >>> >>>> With regards,

> >>> >>>> J.M.Garg (jmga...@gmail.com)


> >>> >>>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1
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> > The University of Mississippi,
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Nudrat

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Mar 25, 2010, 3:55:54 AM3/25/10
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Hello,

The plant in the picture is Ficus hispida without any doubt.All the
characteristics are clearly visible leaving no doubt to its identity

On Mar 25, 11:11 am, "Dr. Hari Venkatesh K Rajaraman"

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R. Vijayasankar

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Mar 25, 2010, 3:38:08 PM3/25/10
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However, this is the first time i am hearing about its use as vegetable. The fruits are very hairy and acrid, isn't it? any special recipe/method followed to combat the acridness?!
Whereas the unripe fruits of F. racemosa are used as vegetable (i have also tasted).

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