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Ficus citrifolia

Ficus citrifolia Mill.

Wild Banyantree, Wild Banyan Tree, Shortleaf Fig

Moraceae (Mulberry Family)

Synonym(s): Ficus brevifolia, Ficus laevigata

USDA Symbol: FICI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 50 feet tall.
Fruit: Achenes embedded in enlarged, fleshy, common receptacle.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: FL
Native Habitat: Tropical hammocks.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU
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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-07-14
Research By: CBR

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