Ficus pseudopalma (PROSEA)

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Plant Resources of South-East Asia
List of species

Ficus pseudopalma Blanco

Family: Moraceae


  • Ficus blancoi Elmer.

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: niog-niogan (Tagalog), lamiog (Bisaya), lubi-lubi (Bicol).


Endemic in the Philippines.


Young leaves are eaten cooked as a vegetable, or raw as a salad. Fruits are used as anthelmintic, especially when dried. Sometimes the tree is planted as an ornamental.


  • Erect tree looking like a palm, 2-6 m tall.
  • Leaves crowded at the end of the trunk, subsessile; leaf-blade oblanceolate, up to 80 cm long, margins irregularly sinuate-serrate; stipules persistent, 5-7 cm long.
  • Fruit a fig, red or purplish.

In dry woods and thickets, up to 1700 m altitude.

Selected sources

24, 32, 61.