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Isis PRODUCT NAME

Ficus ulmifolia, Lam SCIENTIFIC NAME

Common Name: Isis
Local Name: Apas, Koplas (Benguet); Apulas (Bontoc); Asis (Nueva Ecija, Batangas); Hagupit (Laguna); Isis (Bataan, Laguna); Kikkig (Cagayan); Pakiling (Pampanga); Upling-gubat Polillo; Upplas (Benguet, Union, Babuyanes); Taba (Mindoro); Yayasi (Batanes Islands.
Family: Moraceae
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Product Description: A shrub or small tree from 3-5m in height. The leaves are alternate, variables in shape, subentire, undulately lobed or coarsely toothed, sometimes deeply or narrowly lobed. The base is rounded and three-nerved. The leaves are 9-17cm long, and 4-8cm wide. The fruits are axillary and solitary or in pairs, edible and have a good flavor, especially when eaten with sugar and cream. They are soft and fleshy when mature, orange red to purple, somewhat rounded, and about 1.5cm long
NTFP Classification: Crafts and furniture making

DISTRIBUTION

Countries Found: Philippines
Description: This species is common in thickets and open places throughout the Philippines

USES AND PARTS USED

Parts Used: leaves, leaflets
Uses: Leaves used for cleaning cooking utensils and scouring hardwood floors, stairs, windowsills, etc
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Partners: Bureau of Forestry, Philippines

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