Ficus altissima Blume.

Kannada Name : -
Common Name : Council tree, Lofty fig
Family Name : Moraceae
Scientific Name : Ficus altissima
Species Type : Exotic
Phenology : Evergreen
Conservation Status : Least concern
Flowering Period : -
Fruiting Period : -
Origin : Southeast Asia


The tree is planted as a pioneer species in northern Thailand in reforestation projects to restore native woodland. The fibrous bark is used for cordage.


Large semi-evergeen trees, 25-30 m tall, with aerial roots. Bark grey and rough. Leaves simple, broadly ovate to broadly ovate-elliptic, glabrous above, glabrescent beneath, coriaceous, base broadly cuneate, apex obtuse, margin entire. Inflorescence a syconium. Figs axillary on leafy branchlets, paired, red or yellow when mature, ellipsoid-ovoid; involucral bracts hoodlike, covering young fig, caducous, apex broadly obtuse, scar ringlike. Male, gall, and female flowers within same fig. Fruit a achenes, tuberculate.