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Tree: Sycamore Fig / Common Cluster Fig (Ficus sycomorus)

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Re: Sycamore Fig.

Unread post by gmlsmit » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:26 am

My information is:

The Sycamore fig grows naturally in Lebanon, where the famous Gemmayzeh Street is named after its Arabic nameGemmayz, the southern Arabian Peninsula, in Cyprus and in very localized areas inMadagascar, and has been naturalised in Israel and Egypt.

Ficus (genus Ficus), a group of about 900 species of trees, shrubs, and vines, commonly called figs.

Native primarily to tropical areas of East Asia, they are distributed throughout the world’s tropics. Many are tall forest trees that are buttressed by great spreading roots; others are planted as ornamentals.

The common fig (Ficus carica) is cultivated for its pear-shaped, edible fruits, which are really hollow fleshy receptacles (syconia) containing hundreds of male and female flowers.
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Re: Sycamore Fig.

Unread post by johanrebel » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:22 pm

gmlsmit wrote:[because the leaves resemble those of the Mulberry
Personally, I don't think the leaves look anything like those of the Mulberry.

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Re: Sycamore Fig.

Unread post by gmlsmit » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:41 am

I have only posted what the botanists are stating.
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by arks » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:06 pm

Can anyone help with ID of this tree, seen along the Limpopo in Mapungubwe in October 2014.

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by arks » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:36 am

let's see if cropping to show some leaves/fruit detail might help? :whistle:

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by ross hawkins » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:11 am

Possibly Sycamore Fig, those clumps of small "branches" are the stems for the fruit which grows any time of year.


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