Ficus coronata Spin

Sandpaper Fig

Jard. St. Sebastien, edn 2, 28 (1818) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Tree or shrub to 12 m high. Leaves alternate, ovate to oblong; apex gradually tapered, wedge-shaped or rounded; margin toothed or minutely scalloped; base often asymmetric, sometimes cordate; lamina 6–13 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, scabrous and sparsely hispid above (short stiff hairs readily detached), densely hispid beneath, mainly on prominent veins (main veins scabrous); petiole and stipules to c. 1 cm long, hispid. Figs axillary or clustered along trunk and major branches, ellipsoid to ovoid, c. 15 mm long, hispid, purple-black when mature, edible; osteole raised with protruding apical bracts; basal bracts 3, variously arranged on pedicel; lateral bracts scattered around fig. Flowers probably most of year.

EGL, EGU. Also NT, Qld, NSW. Only found in rainforest gullies near Mallacoota.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Moraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Moraceae
genus Ficus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Ficus coronata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Ficus coronata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory