Ficus obliqua var. obliqua —Small-leaved Fig—MORACEAE

Ficus obliqua

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Habitat—Mainly in Subtropical and Littoral Rainforest.

Distribution—North from the far south coast of New South Wales and into Queensland. Chiefly in coastal areas and adjacent ranges west to the Liverpool Range in New South Wales.

Description—Medium–sized to large strangling tree with massive trunks of coalesced roots, buttressed; young stems glabrous.

Local occurrences

Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Dixon Property, Forster Park and Marina, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Great Lakes College-Tuncurry Campus, Little Street, Ohmas Bay, Red Head, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Tiona, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, pointed rolled stipules, latex present, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 3–13 cm long, 1.5 to 6 cm wide, moderately thick, glabrous; venation visible on both surfaces, but raised and more prominent below, secondary veins 8 to 12 pairs, looping to form an intramarginal vein, reticulum distinct; petiole usually 1 to 1.5 cm long; stipules usually 1 to 2.5 cm long, glabrous.

Ficus obliqua
Ficus obliqua

Fruit—Figs more or less globose, mostly 6 to 10 mm diam., turning orange with dark red spots; stalk usually 1 to 4 mm long; paired.

Ripe.—December to June.