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Banyan tree

Ficus sp.


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


Introduced to Hawaii and grows in the tropics.


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

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suzmonk 6 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 6 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:

Hannelore 6 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 19.72, Long: -155.08

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

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