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Ficus fistulosa Reinw. Ex Blume (Moraceae)
Vernacular name: ching
Common name: akameinubiwa (Japanese)

  Evergreen tree, 7-15 m tall, with yellow latex. Leaves simple,alternate, blade elliptic to obovate, 7-33 cm by 2-15 cm, entire orshallowly serrate, thinly coriaceous; petiole 1-6 cm long. Fruit a fig,globular or broadly ellipsoid, 1.5-3 cm in diameter; fruit stalk up to 4cm long; in fascicle on stem and thick branches.
  Common tree in open forest, forest-edges, in hedges and thickets,up to 2,100 m altitude.
  Young figs are eaten raw or cooked in curry.
  There is no commercial planning of this tree. However this plant can be propagated by stem cutting or air layering.


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