Category Archives: Moraceae (Fig family)

Ficus leptoclada (Moraceae)

This small rainforest understorey tree or tall shrub known commonly as the Atherton Fig although it is widespread in the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland and occurs in lowland and upland rainforests. It is an elegant albeit frequently overlooked … Continue reading

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Ficus pleurocarpa (Moraceae)

This endemic strangling fig tree, very descriptively named the banana fig, is one of FNQ’s more beautiful fig trees. The large and elongated (~5cm long) figs ripen into a nice dark red, and when you bite into one of them, … Continue reading

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Ficus pumila (Moraceae)

The Creeping fig is probably one of the most well-known ornamental fig plants, and is seen in many tropical countries as an ornamental climber, not just for the home but also in urban settings, where it is used to decorate … Continue reading

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Ficus pantoniana (Moraceae)

A common climbing fig of rainforest and also swamp forest, F. pantoniana has globular orange-red figs. The leaves of this fig are longish-ovate and the leaf stalks are often brownish.

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Ficus hispida (Moraceae)

A rather interesting and very widespread tropical fig is often found beside creeks. This fig is cauliflorus, meaning it bears fruits on the trunks. In this species, the figs are somewhat hairy and ripen yellow. This species has an impressive … Continue reading

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Ficus copiosa (Moraceae)

A fig tree with rather large leaves which have sandpapery surfaces. I have heard some strange stories that while this fig is edible, they are not eaten in the lowlands. Stipules

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Trophis scandens (Moraceae)

This attractive vine is known as the Burny Vine or Fire Vine and belongs to the Fig family. When not in fruit it looks like a climbing fig plant, especially since the leaves have that rather fig-ish look about them, … Continue reading

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