Ficus septica (Septic Fig) (Moraceae)

Ficus septica (Septic Fig)

This fig is called the Septic Fig because the sap is supposedly able to cause the flesh to rot when applied. I frankly doubt anyone is going to apply the sap of this tree generously on their skin anyways. The leaves can be quite large (~15cm long) and the midrib is rather conspicuous, being bright cream colored. The figs also have conspicuous ridges on them.

Ficus septica (Septic Fig)


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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