Ficus hispida L. f.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Not available
Synonym: Ficus oppositifolia Roxb.
Common Name: Kattatthi, Thondi
Flowering & Fruiting Period: September-May
Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia
Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
Uses: Unripe green fruits are cooked as a vegetable whilst ripe fruits are eaten fresh. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of fevers. The bark is antiperiodic, emetic and tonic. The juice of the fig is used in the treatment of liver problems. A fibre obtained from the inner bark is used for cordage.
Key Characteristics: Trees, to 10 m high laxly branched. Leaves simple, opposite.Flowers unisexual; inflorescence a syconia, dioecious.Syconium yellow