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[Perennial] shrub, [ vine] tree, generally with milky juice; monoecious or dioecious.
Leaf: alternate [ opposite], petioled, generally simple, entire to lobed, evergreen or deciduous; stipules present.
Inflorescence: raceme, spike, head, or flowers enclosed in thick receptacle, axillary.
Flower: unisexual or bisexual, small, ± radial; sepals generally 4, free or fused at base; petals 0; stamens generally 4, opposite sepals; ovary generally superior, 1-chambered, style simple or 2-parted.
Fruit: achenes many within fleshy calyces or surrounded by fleshy inflorescence receptacle.
37 genera, 1100 species: tropics, subtrop, some temperate; many cultivated (Ficus, fig; Artocarpus, breadfruit, jackfruit; Morus, mulberry). Insect- or wind-pollinated. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Moraceae
Shrub, tree, [ vine, occasionally rooted on other plants], unarmed; monoecious.
Stem: buds inside conic stipules; stipule scar encircling stem.
Leaf: entire or lobed, deciduous or evergreen; major veins palmate.
Inflorescence: flowers internal, enclosed in an obovoid [ spheric] inflorescence receptacle with a small, scaly opening.
Pistillate flower: style simple.
Fruit: achenes many within fleshy inflorescence receptacle.
± 800 species: tropics, subtrop. (Latin: fig) Pollination generally by small wasps. Reports of Ficus pseudocarica Miq. and Ficus palmata Forssk. based on misidentified specimens of Ficus carica (Whittemore 2006 Sida 22:769–775).
Plant < 10 m.
Leaf: petiole 4–12 cm; blade 11–32 cm, widely ovate, ± scabrous adaxially, hairy abaxially, palmately lobed, major lobes generally 3–7, generally > 1/2 to base.
Fruit: 5–8 cm, obovoid, green, yellow, or red to purple.
Creeks, riverbanks, floodplains, seeps, disturbed areas; < 800 m. Sierra Nevada Foothills, Great Central Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast;
Previous taxon: Ficus
Next taxon: Maclura
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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