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Tree: Fig (Ficus sp)

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Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:17 am Unread post
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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Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:38 pm Unread post
In my opinion this tree is definitely a Sycamore/Common Cluster Fig (Ficus sycamorus).



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Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:02 pm Unread post
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 .


Ficus sycomorus ? (fruits)

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Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:48 pm Unread post
Ficus sycomorus ? (fruits)
I took these pictures in Kruger NP (Berg en Dale Camp) in october.
Thanks in avance.

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Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:09 pm Unread post
Hey welcome to the forums!

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


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Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:26 am Unread post
It could be either Ficus sycomorus, or Ficus sur.


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Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:10 am Unread post
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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Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:02 pm Unread post
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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Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:24 pm Unread post
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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Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:31 pm Unread post
: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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Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:40 pm Unread post
Clever system, ecojunkie! :thumbs_up: I have enough trouble to try to remember the common names :roll: :redface:


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Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:34 pm Unread post
This beautiful tree sighted on H1-4 near Satara in Kruger during Dec'13. Is this a Ficus sycamore? :hmz:
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Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:37 pm Unread post
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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