Another ficus query ( with a picture for id help)

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Rakesh Biswas

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27-Jun-2010, 1:19:16 pm27/06/10
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We were interested in planting ficus hispida (kathgular in hindi and doomur in Bengali) and were given this plant from a nursery (pics attached). On closer scrutiny this doesn't appear to be a ficus hispida as the leaf arrangement is alternate ( rather than opposite which is invariably the case with ficus hispida).
 
Would be grateful if you can help id the attached sapling.
 
regards,
 
rakesh
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Vijayadas D

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27-Jun-2010, 1:51:44 pm27/06/10
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Erumaakki  in Malayalam

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Rakesh Biswas

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27-Jun-2010, 11:00:43 pm27/06/10
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Thanks Vijaydas ji,
 
On googling this Malayalam name I couldn't find any match.
 
Would be grateful for the scientific name or any other term that can google more info.
 
regards,
 
rakesh

R. Vijayasankar

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27-Jun-2010, 11:50:09 pm27/06/10
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Dear Rakesh ji,
 
In Ficus hispida, both - alternate (when young) and opposite (in mature plants?) - types of leaf arrangements are commonly seen.

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R. Vijayasankar


Rakesh Biswas

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28-Jun-2010, 2:58:42 am28/06/10
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Thanks a lot Vijayshanker ji.
 
We had noticed this article earlier on our google searches for our ficus but we didn't come across the statement that both the leaf arrangements are common in young.
 
Also in this article both the young saplings from Thailand seem to demonstrate the opposite pattern rather than alternate (both don't fit in with our sapling although the leaves look very similar).
 
Could our's be some other variant?
 
regards,
 
rakesh 

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