Ficus virens Aiton.

Kannada Name : Basari mara, Kari basari
Common Name : White fig
Family Name : Moraceae
Scientific Name : Ficus virens
Species Type : Indigenous
Phenology : Deciduous
Conservation Status : Not known
Flowering Period : None
Fruiting Period : None
Origin : Pakistan, India, Southeast Asia, Australia


A decoction of the bark is used as an injection in the treatment of leucorrhoea. Applied externally, a bark decoction is used as a wash on ulcers and as a gargle in salivation.


Deciduous or semideciduous trees, epiphytic when young, with buttress or prop roots. Bark greenish-grey, smooth. Leaves simple, alternate, obovate, narrowly lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate, or elliptic-ovate, thin coriaceous, base bluntly rounded, cuneate, or cordate, apex acuminate to shortly acuminate, margin entire. Inflorescence a syconium. Figs axillary on leafy branchlets, paired or solitary or in clusters on leafless older branchlets, purple red when mature, globose. Flowers unisexual, within the same fig. Male flowers few, near apical pore, sessile; female and gall flowers pedicellate. Achenes wrinkled on surface.