Ficus microcarpa

Ficus microcarpa

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(Small-fruited Fig)

FAMILY

Moraceae

Species

Ficus microcarpa

Common name

Small-fruited Fig

Flower colour; life form

Fig white, red, purple, black; tree

Campus

Cairns

Description

This strangler or banyan fig often has buttresses, copious white exudate (latex) produced from parts that are wounded; twigs triangular in cross-section. Leaves glabrous to 13 x 9 cm; stipules 10-15 mm long. Figs axillary, sessile, depressed to 10 mm, colour ranges from white to red to purple to black.