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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:34 pm

This beautiful tree sighted on H1-4 near Satara in Kruger during Dec'13. Is this a Ficus sycamore? :hmz:
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by ross hawkins » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:37 pm

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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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by LudaBullTown » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:51 am

Kaapsedraai wrote:This beautiful tree sighted on H1-4 near Satara in Kruger during Dec'13. Is this a Ficus sycamore? :hmz:


I think its a red-leaf rock! I agree with ross hawkins. did you find out what kind of tree? actually, the tree is really nice!

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Re: Tree: Fig (Ficus sp)

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:39 am

ross hawkins wrote: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


LudaBullTown wrote:
Kaapsedraai wrote:This beautiful tree sighted on H1-4 near Satara in Kruger during Dec'13. Is this a Ficus sycamore? :hmz:


I think its a red-leaf rock! I agree with ross hawkins. did you find out what kind of tree? actually, the tree is really nice!

Thank you, ross Hawkins and LudaBullTown. :thumbs_up:

It is a type of Fig and got confirmation that it is a Lowveld Fig or Ficus stuhlmannii.
It features in Peter's Guide - Kruger NP on p120 as a reference. I quote from the book:
"It grows up to 12 m high. This tree starts its life by growing in a host tree and then strangling it with its roots growing down. They are fairly rare in the Park."
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Re: Tree: Fig (Ficus sp)

Unread post by Madalla » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:33 pm

Hi Kapsedraai,

I agree that it is a Lowveld Fig or Ficus stuhlmannii.

See the thread "Ficus and other trees growing on host trees" which is about this specific tree.

What a coincidence that we should be talking about that tree at the same time!
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Re: Tree: Fig (Ficus sp)

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:39 am

Madalla wrote: See the thread "Ficus and other trees growing on host trees" which is about this specific tree.

:clap: Madalla. I have found the information on your thread very informative and thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. :thumbs_up:
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