Agi

Family • Moraceae - Ficus variegata Blume - RED-STEMMED FIG

Other scientific names

Ficus laevigata Blanco
Ficus latsoni Elm
Ficus ehretioides Benth.

Common names

Agi (Yak.) Laptai (Tag.) Tabgon (Bik.)
Banakal (Bag.) Lapting (Ilk.) Tañgisang bayauak (Sbl., Tag.)
Basikong (Bag.) Ligtug (Bon.) Tubol (Pang.)
Duoyag (P. Bis.) Lita (Ibn.) Lansones matsin (Tag.)
Dudang (Sul.) Payahan (Sbl.) Za se rong (Chin.)
Dudu (Ig.) Rayaraya (Tag.) Red-stemmed fig (Engl.)

Botany
Tall, spreading tree with a pale bark. Leaves are broadly or elliptic-ovate, 10 to 17 cm long, the base rounded, notched or heart-shaped, the tip tapering to a point, the margins entire or toothed. Receptacles are about 1 cm in diameter, clustered on long branches.

agiDistribution
Common in primary forests at low and medium altitudes.

Parts used
Leaves, bark, latex.

Uses
Nutritional
Young shoot-tips and young fruits eaten raw or cooked.
Folkloric
Leaves applied to boils.
Bark used as decoction for dysentery.
Latex of bark used externally on wounds.

Availability
Wildcrafted.