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Ficus lacunata


Ficus lacunata is a species of plant in the Moraceae family which is endemic to Ecuador. F. lacunata is a free-standing tree which grows up to 25 m tall in wet forests in the Andes.

Ficus lacunata is member of the subgenus Pharmacosycea. Members of this subgenus are free-standing trees. Most members of the other main Neotropical subgenus, Urostigma begin life as hemiepiphytes. F. lacunata trees grow up to 25 m tall. Its leaves range from roughly oval in shape to more narrow with a leathery texture. They range in length from 1521 cm and in width from 710.5 cm . The figs are borne singly on a short petiole up to 1.1 cm long and are 22.9 cm in diameter. It grows in pluvial montane forest on the western slope of the Andes, 1800 to 2200 m above sea level. It has been classified as a Vulnerable species based on the fact that it is known from only three locations.

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