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 Post subject: Tree ID
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:17 am 
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Hello,

The following picture is one of my favorit trees in the Kruger.
i've seen it a few times when I was in Kruger with Freda :-)
We think it's on the H7 from Orpen to Satara.

any ideas what tree it is ?
Thanks for your help !

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:38 pm 
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In my opinion this tree is definitely a Sycamore/Common Cluster Fig (Ficus sycamorus).


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Sure looks like 1 of the ficus species , but I will go with Ficus burkei - common wild fig , seen as it does not look to be near a river , unless its next to the timbavati , in which case it could also be a ficus sycamorus.

Common wild fig - Grows in wooded grassland , woodland ,ravines and on the edge of forests .
Evergreen up to 15m tall with a rounded to spreading dense crown .

Interesting this is , it grows from small , next to another tree , using that for support and protection, eventually overtaking and killing the first tree .


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 Post subject: Ficus sycomorus ? (fruits)
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Ficus sycomorus ? (fruits)
I took these pictures in Kruger NP (Berg en Dale Camp) in october.
Thanks in avance.

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 Post subject: Re: Ficus sycomorus ? (fruits)
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Hey welcome to the forums!

I would agree on it being Sycamore Fig! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Ficus sycomorus ? (fruits)
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It could be either Ficus sycomorus, or Ficus sur.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:10 am 
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Again thanks, EJ and BB87 :thumbs_up:

I wonder whether either of you can help me with this next one, seen near Olifants in KNP on 25 April 2012.

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And are these two, which look quite similar to the KNP tree, and whch I saw at Mapungubwe on 12 April 2012, the same sort?

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Look like large-leaved rock-fig.....often found in rocky areas with the large white roots over rocks and into rock crevices etc. Will check scientific name later.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Thanks, EJ :thumbs_up: I'm quite happy with just the common name, tho it's nice to have both. But I like having the common name because I'm not going to remember the latin :roll: :wink: I did a google and think you're (as usual) spot on. And the scientific name is, I think, Ficus abutilifolia?

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:31 pm 
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:thumbs_up:

One way I learned from scientists to try and remember the scientific name is to take the first 3 letters from each part of the name and remember that as a 'tag'. So for this one Ficabu! As you get used to the various names used it becomes easier to then remember the full name.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Clever system, ecojunkie! :thumbs_up: I have enough trouble to try to remember the common names :roll: :redface:

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This beautiful tree sighted on H1-4 near Satara in Kruger during Dec'13. Is this a Ficus sycamore? :hmz:
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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:37 pm 
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Kaapsedraai this could be a Red-leafed Rock Fig. I'm not familiar with the area, but the tree is a Fig of sorts and it does look like Red-leaf


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