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Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem.
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Ficus elastica
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Ficus elastica

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma zehntneri @ BPI (1)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Pestalotia elasticola @ BPI (1)
Auriculariaceae  Auricularia polytricha @ BPI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta fici-elasticae @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta robertii @ 354584A (1); BPI (1); 354584B (1)

Phyllostictina @ BPI (1)
Coccidae  Coccus hesperidum @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Coccus longulus @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Parasaissetia nigra @ CSCA_TCN (3)

Pulvinaria psidii @ CSCA_TCN (3)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium elasticae @ BPI (5)

Gloeosporium gloeosporioides @ BPI (1)

Gloeosporium intermedium @ BPI (1)

Gloeosporium @ BPI (2)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis similis @ BPI (1)
Diaspididae  Aonidiella orientalis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Chrysomphalus aonidum @ CSCA_TCN (2); MEMU_ENT (6)

Chrysomphalus dictyospermi @ MEMU_ENT (9); CSCA_TCN (1)

Parlatoria oleae @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum ficus @ BPI (1)

Colletotrichum gloeosporioides @ BPI (10)

Colletotrichum @ BPI (3)

Glomerella cincta @ BPI (1)

Glomerella cingulata @ BPI (15)

Glomerella rufomaculans @ BPI (2)
Hyponectriaceae  Physalospora elasticae @ BPI (1)

Physalospora rhodina @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora bolleana @ BPI (1)

Cercospora ficina @ BPI (1)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium @ BPI (1)
Phakopsoraceae  Cerotelium fici @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria @ 445748B (1); 445748A (1)
Polyporaceae  Fomes pachyphloeus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus adustus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus maximus @ BPI (1)

Trametes persoonii @ BPI (1)
Pseudococcidae  Planococcus citri @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Pseudococcus longispinus @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Pseudococcus odermatti @ CSCA_TCN (3)
Tingidae  Epimixia veteris @ AMNH_PBI (1)
_  Aplosporella syconophila @ BPI (2)

Leptostromella elastica @ BPI (3)

Plenophysa mirabilis @ BPI (1)

Stachybotrys lobulata @ BPI (1)

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Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem.
Indian rubberplant

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Symbol: FIEL
Group: Dicot
Family: Moraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Urticales
Family Moraceae – Mulberry family
Genus Ficus L. – fig
Species Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem. – Indian rubberplant

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6. Ficus elastica Roxburgh ex Hornemann, Suppl. Hort. Bot. Hafn. 7. 1819.

India rubber plant

Macrophthalma elastica (Roxburgh ex Hornemann) Gasparrini; Urostigma elasticum (Roxburgh ex Hornemann) Miquel

Trees , evergreen, to 12 m, epiphytic when young. Roots aerial, abundant. Bark gray, smooth or slightly roughened. Branchlets greenish brown, glabrous. Leaves: stipules 3-10 cm; petiole 2.5-10 cm. Leaf blade oblong-elliptic to obovate, 9-30 × 5-12 cm, leathery, base rounded, margins entire, apex abruptly short-acuminate or apiculate; surfaces abaxially and adaxially glabrous; basal veins 1(-2) pairs; lateral veins 10 or more, parallel; secondary veins inconspicuous. Syconia paired, sessile, greenish yellow, oblong-ovoid, ca. 2 × ca. 1.5 cm, glabrous; subtending bracts caducous, leaving annual scar, entirely enclosing young syconia, glabrous; ostiole closed by 3 apical bracts, umbonate.

Flowering all year. Disturbed sites; 0-10 m; introduced; Fla.; West Indies (Lesser Antilles); Asia (native to India).

Ficus elastica is commonly cultivated. It has not been collected recently in the area of the flora.

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Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
Indian Rubber Plant
ID: 0000 0000 1203 0841 [detail]
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
Rubber Plant
ID: 0000 0000 0610 0757 [detail]
© 2010 Michael O'Brien

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
ID: 4444 4444 1110 0173 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
ID: 4444 4444 1110 0174 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
ID: 0000 0000 1115 3915 [detail]
© 2015 Zoya Akulova

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
ID: 0000 0000 1115 3916 [detail]
© 2015 Zoya Akulova

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
ID: 0000 0000 0816 0947 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
ID: 0000 0000 0117 1162 [detail]
© 2017 Zoya Akulova

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
Indian Rubber Plant
ID: 0000 0000 0118 1648 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
Indian Rubber Plant
ID: 0000 0000 0118 1649 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
ID: 0000 0000 1218 1730 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

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