Ficus carica Linn. (Syn: Ficus sycomorous; family: Moraceae) is grows in tropical and subtropical regions of India, used for varity of purpose in traditional medicine. The usefulness of this plant is scientifically evidenced, and different biologically active phytoconstituents were isolated form plant. But no reports are available on morphoanatomy, and phytochemical studies, hence present attempt was undertaken to investigate the microscopical and preliminary phytochemical studies. The study revels the midrib is biconvex and lamina is dorsiventral, shows presence of nonglandular trichome, anomocytic stomata, prismatic calcium oxalate crystals. It shows presence of steroids, triterpenoids, cumarines, flavanoids and glycoside.
Kalaskar, M. G.; Shah, D. R.; Raja, N. M.; Surana, S. J.; and Gond, N. Y.
"Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Investigation of Ficus carica Linn.,"
5, Article 6.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2010/iss5/6