Ficus pseudopalma (PROSEA)
Ficus pseudopalma Blanco
- Family: Moraceae
- Ficus blancoi Elmer.
- 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.
24, 32, 61.