Ficus watkinsiana (Watkins fig)
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WATKINS FIG FACTS
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Strangler Fig, Green-leaved Moreton Bay Fig
Ficus watkinsiana is a large tree with wide buttresses. It often grows as a strangler fig, germinating high in a tree and dropping aerial roots down to the ground., The roots branch and thicken eventually enveloping the host tree in a thickening lattics of roots that eventually "strangles" the tree. The large leaves (10cm - 20cm long) are elliptical, glossy green above and paler underneath.The fruit is dark purple with yellow spots.
Sub-tropical and coastal rainforest
New South Wales, Queensland
Height: 35m - 45m
attracts birds and fruit-bats
|Common Name:||Watkins fig|
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