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Australian Botanic Garden




Ficus superba var. henneana

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - April

Common name deciduous fig, cedar fig
Scientific name Ficus superba var. henneana (Miq.) Corner
Family  Moraceae
Etymology

Genus: From the Latin name for Ficus carica, the edible fig.

Species: superb; outstanding. Subspecies named after M. Henne, the original collector.

Distribution From north-eastern Queensland to southern New South Wales, and in the north of the Northern Territory.
Native habitat It grows in monsoon forests and dry rainforests and is often prominent in coastal districts.  
Description

A small to medium tree with long, slender spreading or weeping branches.

Flowering/fruiting Fruits in autumn.

Location in Garden

You can see it and many other native figs in our Fig Arboretum.

 

A decorative tree with a short deciduous period,  it is suitable for parks and large gardens where the generous fruiting attracts birds. The fruit is edible and turns purple when ripe.  

 

 

 

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