Australian Native Plants

  Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig)


Ficus macrophylla photo
Moreton Bay Fig

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Ficus macrophylla photo
Moreton Bay Fig

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.

Ficus macrophylla photo
Moreton Bay Fig

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.

Ficus macrophylla photo
Moreton Bay Fig

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.




MORETON BAY FIG FACTS

distribution map showing range of Ficus macrophylla in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Moreton Bay Fig

Description
The Moreton Bay Fig is large fig tree with thick buttressing on the trunk. The bark is grey and rough, and the leaves are elliptical and dark green. Fruit turns purple when ripe.

Height
15m - 35m

Spread
15m - 25m

Wildlife Interest
birds are attracted to the fruits

Distribution
Queensland, New South Wales,



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Rosales
Family:Moraceae
Genus:Ficus
Species:macrophylla
Common Name:Moreton Bay Fig


Relatives in same Genus
  Ficus coronata
  Ficus platypoda
  Ficus virens
  Ficus watkinsiana