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Banyan tree

Ficus sp.

Description:

A fig tree of mammoth proportions, it once began as an epiphyte.

Habitat:

Introduced to Hawaii and grows in the tropics.

Notes:

This is the largest tree I've ever seen. It’s native to Asia.

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3 Comments

suzmonk
suzmonk 7 years ago

Utterly fascinating trees. The biggest ones I've seen were in the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Fla. And every time I see a little ornamental ficus growing in a pot in the corner of a lobby, I smile ... because if you look closely at the way it grows, you can see it's trying to be a Banyan.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Hannelore, I'm not sure, but I agree that it's amazing! I've seen these all over the town of Hilo. Thi trees wasn't on Banyan Drive, but you should check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banyan_Driv...

Hannelore
Hannelore 7 years ago

I wonder how old this tree is already . . . AMAZING!

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 1, 2013
Submitted on Sep 4, 2013

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