Dwarf biwa

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Dwarf biwa:Ficus erecta Thunb. var. erecta

English Name: Dwarf biwa
Roman Name: Inubiwa
Flowering season: April-June
Use site: Hate嚢, shoots , young leaves , roots
Plant commentary: Deciduous in the tree . Dioecious . Height 5m. Bark is smooth in off-white , and scratch white milk comes out . Leaves and alternate , length 10 ~ 20cm, a width of 3 ~ 8cm egg-shaped oval – obovate , the base round or heart -shaped . On the surface of the leaves are scattered fine hair , the back side there is a fine hair on the pulse . Give one the Hana嚢to this year a branch of the axillary , but there in the fruit such as figs , not visible from the outside . Male sac can not eat is hard but ripen red with about 1.5cm diameter . Female flower sac that can be to the female tree ( Hate嚢) in diameter 1.5 ~ 1.7cm, eaten ripe to black -purple in the fall . Texture is very similar to the fig , the little seed is in a large number .
Origin and distribution:  Kyushu from Honshu ( south central ) , Okinawa , distributed in Korea ( Jeju Island ) , forest of coastal areas , mountains and hills of the warm season , growing in secondary forests and forest edge , such as oak forests .
Purpose and effect:  The dark red ripe fruit by, for example, to jam , it is possible to eat paint to such bread . Shoots and young leaves are shredded boiled lightly , eat with soup , marinated , and the like fried butter ( beauty foods ) .