Category Archives: Edible plants

Rubus alceifolius (Rosaceae)

The Giant Bramble is one of a few species of brambles related to blackberries and raspberries. True to the reputation of being a bramble, this species is thorny and not fun to go walking through. It is often found growing … 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 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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Elaeocarpus bancroftii (Elaeocarpaceae)

The Kuranda Quandong gets to become an impressive tree, but doesn’t appear to grow anywhere as fast as it’s famous cousin the Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius). However, the flowers of the Kuranda Quandong are large and showy, matched perhaps only … Continue reading

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Diploglottis diphyllostegia (Sapindaceae)

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