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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.
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.
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...
I wonder how old this tree is already . . . AMAZING!
Spotted on Jan 1, 2013 Submitted on Sep 4, 2013
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