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  Ficus barteri Sprague
  Family Name : Moraceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Shrubby (1m-5m); Small (6m-15m)), Epiphyte, Lithophyte
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      West & Tropical Africa
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A shrub or small tree up to 10 m tall.
      Foliage: The spirally arranged leaves are leathery and smooth, lanceolate to elliptic, measuring 10-30 cm long and 1.5-7 cm wide. Leaf tips are usually pointed. The main vein is prominent while the side veins are less visible.
      Fruits: Fruits are borne in leaf axils, globose, about 1-1.5 cm in diameter, orange yellow when ripe.
      Habitat :
      Riverine and swamp areas up to 1,200 m altitude.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Leathery
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.0 (Tree - Intermediate Canopy)
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Orange, Yellow / Golden

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