Botanical name: Ficus hispida Family: Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Synonyms: Ficus oppositifolia, Ficus compressa, Covellia hispida
Hairy Fig is a coarsely hairy shrub or small tree. Ovate-lanceshaped stipules are usually 4, and are visible on leafless fruiting branchlets. Oppositely arranged leaves, on 1-4 cm long stalks, are ovate, oblong, or obovate-oblong, 10-25 cm long, 5-10 cm wide, thickly papery, covered with coarse hairs. Leaf base is rounded to wedgeshaped, margin is entire or bluntly toothed, tip is pointed. Figs appear in leaf axil on normal leafy shoots, sometimes on leafless branchlets, solitary or paired, yellow or red when mature, top-shaped, 1.2-3 cm in diameter. Figs are covered with short hairsFlowering: June-July.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
The flower labeled Hairy Fig is ...