Cluster Fig

Ficus racemosa

This is a medium to large tree growing in dry rainforest, riparian and riverside forests in coastal Australia, including north Queensland, and in South-East Asia. It is notable for being leafless in spring and for carrying dense clusters of reddish-brown pear-shaped figs on specialised branches growing from the trunk and larger branches.

It is not a strangling fig, developing from a seedling in the ground, and has no aerial roots. The trunk is usually crooked with smooth grey-brown bark. The crown is spreading and dense with leaves that are up to 20 cm long and 9 cm broad. The leaf stalks and twigs produce a milky substance which turns brown on exposure to air.

How high can I grow? Up to 35m.

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