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Cluster Fig

Ficus racemosa

Description:

It is unusual in that its figs grow on or close to the tree trunk.

Habitat:

rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this fig in Kakum national park.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 9 years ago
Ckuster fig
Ficus racemosa Ficus racemosa


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10 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Is this tree find in Americas too. Apache used to make smoke to send message, may used sticks of this tree for more smoke.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish. It doesn't seem to be native to the area where I saw it but it matches the description.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Cluster fig tree.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Yes Alice. This tree is like a God to Indians. It helps in identify water sources, branch sticks used for holy traditional functions. Tree is considering place of God. No one try to cut this tree if its around houses.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Interesting Information.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Most important
This tree not naturally grown from seeds. Its grown where Crow's sheat containing this tree's seeds(after a crow eats these fruits)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Yes... In India sticks of this tree used in Yagnya(Puja, Wedding, etc.)

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

It is too bad these are not edible. I've seen plenty of figs while hiking. It would be nice if you could just pick and eat them. Many have fig wasps inside them though.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

if its dry stick burned observed lot of white smoke from them.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

These figs mostly not eat by humans... this tree is identified as water sources...

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Dwakwamfuom, Central, Ghana

Spotted on Nov 18, 2003
Submitted on Jun 18, 2011

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