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(fig?) Tree with Hard wrinkled fruit

Posted by hops_on_pop 10 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 19:37

Any help IDing this tree?

My boss was told it was a fig tree but doesn't look like fig leaves or fruit to me. He said it looks like fig if you split it open.

Growing in Southern California but he said a friend who liked to collect exotic plants gave it to him 10+ years ago.


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RE: (fig?) Tree with Hard wrinkled fruit

  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 20:53

That is a Fiddle Leaf Fig... a tropical plant normally grown indoors in most of the country and not an actual edible fig.


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RE: (fig?) Tree with Hard wrinkled fruit

thank you


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RE: (fig?) Tree with Hard wrinkled fruit

Several plants from the genus Ficus are commonly called fig, but AFAIK, only Ficus carica has edible fruit (for people.) The botanical name of the plant pictured above is Ficus lyrata.


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