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Ficus aurea

Ficus aurea Nutt.

Florida strangler fig, Strangler Fig

Moraceae (Mulberry Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: FIAU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Strangler Fig is a member of the mulberry family (family Moraceae) which includes trees and shrubs, sometimes herbs, with white sap or latex usually present and often abundant. About 1400 species mostly in tropical and subtropical areas, a few in temperate regions; 5 native and 3 naturalized tree species.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: FL

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ficus aurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ficus aurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ficus aurea

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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