Ficus pumila

Ficus pumila

Ficus pumila

(Climbing Fig)

FAMILY

Moraceae

Species

Ficus pumila

Common name

Climbing Fig

Fruit colour; life form

Figs green; climber

Campus

Townsville

Description

This vine climbs by attaching itself to the support by adventitious roots. The leaves are small about 2-3 cm long, crinkly and with obvious veins, mature leaves are much larger and leathery and are not closely pressed to the supports. In summer you may find a few large inflated fruits lying on the ground, these are pale green often with a purplish tinge near the top. Split them open and you will find numerous minute flowers. Found growing over the walkway between DA2 and DA5. Also present in other areas.