Ficus racemosa L.
Synonym : Ficus glomerata Roxb.
Family : Moraceae
Local Names : Atthi, Cluster Fig
Flowering and fruiting period: February – May
Distribution: Indo-Malaysia to Australia
Habitat: Semi-evergreen and deciduous forests, also in the plains
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Uses: latex used in the production of water-resistant paper and as plasticizer for Hevea rubber. The wood is used as a fuel. Sacred Indian plant, Ayurvedic, fruits edible, mosquito repellent
Key Characters: Deciduous trees, to 30 m high; bole buttressed; bark surface reddish-brown smooth. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate, margin entire. Flowers unisexual; inflorescence a syconia; flowers of unisexual, 4 kinds; male flowers near the mouth of receptacles, in 2-3 rings; tepals 3-4, red; stamens 2; female flowers sessile; tepals 3-4, red, ovary superior; ovary dark red, rough; style short. Syconium, orange, pink or dark crimson.