Ficus pumila

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Ficus pumila L.
  • Synonyms : Ficus repens Rottler, Ficus pumila L. var. pumila
  • Common Name : Creeping Fig, Vadvel, Climbing Fig, Creeping Fig, Creeping Ficus, Creeping Rubber Plant
  • Plant Family : Moraceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation

About Ficus pumila Plant :

  • Habit : A large root climber on the walls or tree trunks.
  • Leaves : Alternate, distichous, ovate, entire, cordate, acute, wavy, oblique forming beautiful mosaic on walls.
  • Inflorescence : Hypanthodium, receptacles axillary, solitary, large and green when ripe.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : Not observed
  • Significance : Generally grows on the walls.