Khabar/Pilkhan (Ficus rumphii)


Khabar sometimes growing as shrub on other trees. Bark is dark grey. Leaves are broadly ovate or heart-shaped. in small clusters, with dark spots when young, dark purple when mature usually in in leaf-axils pairs, spherical, smooth, white or with spots, black when ripe. Achenes are thin, tuberculate with adherent liquid.Their fruit are a key resource for some frugivores including fruit bats, and primates including: capuchin monkeys, langurs, gibbons and mangabeys. They are even more important for birds such as Asian barbets, pigeons, hornbills, fig-parrots and bulbuls.