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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

Ficus lilliputiana (Moraceae), a new species from the Kimberley region of Western Australia and the Northern Territory

Ficus lilliputiana D.J. Dixon, a new species in subgenus Urostigma sect. Malvanthera Corner is described from the East Gardiner District of Western Australia and the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory. This lithophytic species is restricted to the sandstone escarpments around Kununurra and the Keep River National Park. Ficus lilliputiana is distinct, being the smallest taxon in the section and the only one to have a prostrate habit. Two forms are recognized, F. lilliputiana f. lilliputiana and F. lilliputiana f. pilosa D.J. Dixon, and are differentiated on the basis of the presence or absence of an indumentum. A key to the forms and notes on distribution, ecology, reproduction, conservation status and etymology are provided.

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