Soft Fig
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Soft Fig
ative Photo: J. M. Garg
Common name: Soft Fig • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ಅತ್ತಿ Kaadu atthi, ಕಾಡುಗೋಣಿ Kaadugoni, ಕಲ್ಲರಳಿ Kaalarali, ಕಲ್ಲಾಲ Kallaala, ಕಲ್ಲತ್ತಿ Kallatthi • Telugu: kalijuvvi, kallatthi, kondakalajuvvi, kondamarri, pittamarri
Botanical name: Ficus mollis    Family: Moraceae (Mulberry family)

Soft Fig is a tree growing up to 12 m tall, branchlets covered with yellow velvety hairs. Leaves are alternate or nearly opposite. They are elliptic-ovate to fiddle- shaped, 6-15 cm long, 3-9 cm wide, with a 5 cm long stalk. Figs occur in leaf axils, either in pairs or in clusters. They are stalkless, round, up to 8 mm across. Fig wall is somewhat fleshy, brownish, velvety. Soft Fig is found only in India and Sri Lanka.

Identification credit: J. M. Garg, N. S. Dungriyal Photographed in Keesaraguda, Andhra Pradesh.

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