Ficus platypoda (Miq.) Miq.

Rock Fig

Mostly a small tree or occasionally widespreading, tall shrub. Leaves elliptic, mostly 5-10 cm long, 2-6 cm wide, stiffly leathery, glossy above, pointed to tapered at the tip and wedge-shaped at the base, hairless; vein pairs 10-15. Leaf stalks flattened, mostly 1.5-4.5 cm long. Fruits round, 1-1.5 cm wide on stalks 2-5 mm long, mostly yellow when mature, basal bracts 3, hole at tip generally with 'y'-shaped creases.

Extremely variable in nature with 5 varieties recognised, the typical one in cultivation in Victoria. Grows naturally chiefly in coastal rainforest.

NSW, Qld, WA, NT

Stipules mostly 1-1.5 cm long; leaf stalks flattened; fig with tri-radiate ('Y'-shaped) creasing around the opening at the tip and a short stalk to 0.5 cm long.

SA: Adelaide (Adelaide Botanic Garden). VIC: Burnley (The University of Melbourne Burnley Campus); Caulfield (Caulfield Park); Geelong (Geelong Botanic Gardens, 22 m tall in 1987); Melbourne (Kings Domain, opposite The Botanical (formerly the Botanical Hotel)); Moonee Ponds (Queens Park); Fawkner Park (avenue near Alfred Hospital); Koroit ( Koroit Botanic Gardens, 25 m tall in 1986); St Kilda (Town Hall, 27 m tall in 1987); Warrnambool (Warrnambool Botanic Gardens).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Moraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Moraceae
genus        Ficus L.