Common Red-Stem Fig is a tree about up to 30 m tall, with bark grayish brown, smooth. Leaves are alternate, ovate to ovate-elliptic, velvet-hairy when young, base rounded to heart-shaped, margin entire, wavy or slightly toothed, tip pointed, tapering, or blunt, leaf-stalk 5-10 cm long, stipules ovate-lanceshaped, hairless. Figs are rarely solitary, usually clustered on shortly tuberculate branchlets from old stem, red, with green stripes and spots when mature, spherical to depressed spherical, tip slightly depressed, bracts ovate, flower-cluster-stalk 2.5 cm long. Wasps have an important role to play in pollinating these figs. Common Red-Stem Fig is native to E India to S China and Australia.
Good for Micturition, Urethritis, Tuberclosis, Ano-Rectal disorders, Disordered humour in Semen and Hypertension.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Ficus variegata||Common Red-Stem Fig||Goolar||Atti|