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Feb 14, 2018 4:25 AM CST
|What tree is this, been curious for long time, I always think it is a type of ficus, but never really pay attention on it's details, (not sure if it have white sap if injured),
I hope someone can help to ID it
aghh.. I lost the leaves photos, will try to get some in near future
thank you very much in advance
eta: it is a lowland-wild-tropical-plant in Sumatera Indonesia
Feb 14, 2018 8:30 AM CST
|I will make a guess.
This may be a type of Baccaurea tree, or I could be wrong.
Several types of Baccaurea occur in Sumatra; there are more types but first look at these:
B. racemosa aka: Mentang which has two types, one with white flesh and one with red flesh
It would help if there were photos of the leaves. Also, did you cut open any fruit? A photo of the inside of the fruit would be helpful. With your permission, please, I will send the photos to my plant sister in Thailand to see if she can give a better answer.
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Feb 14, 2018 9:42 PM CST
|thank you @greene.
sorry it is not a baccaurea, (I also grow B. dulcis, B motleyana, B multiflora, B racemosa, B sapida, and few more)
here are the leaves, opposite with cap stipule, and latex on injury
and fruit cut open (definetely moraceae if not ficus)
a friend suggested Ficus oppositifolia (which is I think a great match since most ficus has opposite leaves). will also look forward news from you and your colleagues to confirm or giving another ID
thank you very much
Feb 15, 2018 1:27 AM CST
|Ficus hispida has the long stems of fruit like yours.
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Feb 15, 2018 1:55 AM CST
|Thank you, perhaps it is indeed F. hispida (syn of F oppositifolia),
this specimen in question has longer stem and less branching (even more like Baccaurea motleyana) compares to F. hispida that I saw in our botanical garden, but perhaps it is just variation. after I pay more attention on some of the trees in that area there some plants with shorter but more branching fruits.
My interest is actually trying grafting other small-leaved ficus onto it, to create an interesting plant (like f benjamina or f natalensis especially variegated form.
thank you very much
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