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Moreton Bay fig Moreton Bay figs are identifiable by their large buttress roots and purple fruits. These grow to be enormous trees - this one estimated to be 35 metres in height. <br />
Like all figs, it has an obligate mutualism with fig wasps - figs are only pollinated by fig wasps, and fig wasps can only reproduce in fig flowers. Australia,Ficus macrophylla,Geotagged,Moraceae,Moreton Bay fig,Spring,Tree,botany Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Moreton Bay fig

Moreton Bay figs are identifiable by their large buttress roots and purple fruits. These grow to be enormous trees - this one estimated to be 35 metres in height.
Like all figs, it has an obligate mutualism with fig wasps - figs are only pollinated by fig wasps, and fig wasps can only reproduce in fig flowers.

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''Ficus macrophylla'', commonly known as the Moreton Bay fig or Australian banyan, is a large evergreen banyan tree of the family Moraceae that is a native of most of the eastern coast of Australia, from the Atherton Tableland in the north to the Illawarra in New South Wales, and Lord Howe Island. Its common name is derived from Moreton Bay in Queensland, Australia. It is best known for its beautiful buttress roots.

As ''Ficus macrophylla'' is a strangler fig, seed germination usually.. more

Similar species: Rosales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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Uploaded Dec 27, 2018. Captured Nov 8, 2018 08:36 in Rushcutters Bay Park, New South Head Rd, Darling Point NSW 2027, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 18mm