Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


569

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious
Has translucent to milky-white latex

Non-native: southern Asia

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
2-6 sepals
1-2 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Multiple of nutlets

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ficus thonningii   FAMILY Moraceae

(?) Flora of North America
Ficus microcarpa

 

COMMON NAME:
Laurel Fig


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image of Ficus thonningii, Laurel Fig

J. Scott Peterson, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org    bug_1367013

Month Unknown        

The leathery evergreen leaves are variable in size and shape, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Ficus thonningii, Laurel Fig

Tony Pernas, USDI National Park Service, Bugwood.org    bug_1499050

Month Unknown        

Figs often begin their life growing on other trees as epiphytes, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Ficus thonningii, Laurel Fig

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5390901

Month Unknown        

Grayish-white smooth bark, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Ficus thonningii, Laurel Fig

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5420248

Month Unknown        

Trees can reach 90' in height, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.