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Rubber Tree (ಸೀಮೆ ಆಲ)

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Rubber Tree (ಸೀಮೆ ಆಲ)

Family : Moraceae

Characteristic features :

Habit : Tree, 20-30 m tall, d.b.h. 25-40 cm, epiphytic when young. Bark pale gray, smooth. Branchlets strong

Leaves : Large, elliptic, acute, shining, coriaceous, stipules large, caduceus, pinkish-yellow bud scales, lateral veins parallel, Petiole robust, 2-5 cm; leaf blade oblong to elliptic, 8-30 × 7-10 cm, thickly leathery, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green and shiny, base broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex acute; secondary veins many, closely parallel, inconspicuous. 

Inflorescence : Hypanthodium, receptacles axillary in pairs, ovoid-oblong, greenish-yellow when ripe.

Flowers :Male flowers sepals 3, stamen 1,Gall flowers sessile, sepals 3, style short,Female flowers sessile, sepals 3, ovary superior, style short, stigma club-shaped.

Fruit : Syconus red, globose.

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