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Ficus sycomorus
(sycamore fig)

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Ficus sycomorus (sycamore fig)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 11 October 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Ficus sycomorus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • sycamore fig
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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Pictures

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F. sycomorus tree displaying the multi-stemmed habit of the tree, and the smooth, greenish-yellow bark, flaking in papery pieces. Leaves are rough to the touch; tips rounded. This specimen is located in the Harare National Botanic Gardens, Zimbabwe. Fruits can be seen hanging from main branches.
TitleMature tree
CaptionF. sycomorus tree displaying the multi-stemmed habit of the tree, and the smooth, greenish-yellow bark, flaking in papery pieces. Leaves are rough to the touch; tips rounded. This specimen is located in the Harare National Botanic Gardens, Zimbabwe. Fruits can be seen hanging from main branches.
CopyrightDzingai Rukuni
F. sycomorus tree displaying the multi-stemmed habit of the tree, and the smooth, greenish-yellow bark, flaking in papery pieces. Leaves are rough to the touch; tips rounded. This specimen is located in the Harare National Botanic Gardens, Zimbabwe. Fruits can be seen hanging from main branches.
Mature treeF. sycomorus tree displaying the multi-stemmed habit of the tree, and the smooth, greenish-yellow bark, flaking in papery pieces. Leaves are rough to the touch; tips rounded. This specimen is located in the Harare National Botanic Gardens, Zimbabwe. Fruits can be seen hanging from main branches.Dzingai Rukuni
Large branch and fruits, growing directly from the trunk. Figs in clusters on much-branched fruit bearing branchlets.
TitleBranch with fruits
CaptionLarge branch and fruits, growing directly from the trunk. Figs in clusters on much-branched fruit bearing branchlets.
CopyrightDzingai Rukuni
Large branch and fruits, growing directly from the trunk. Figs in clusters on much-branched fruit bearing branchlets.
Branch with fruitsLarge branch and fruits, growing directly from the trunk. Figs in clusters on much-branched fruit bearing branchlets.Dzingai Rukuni

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Ficus sycomorus L.

Preferred Common Name

  • sycamore fig

Other Scientific Names

  • Ficus comorensis Warb.
  • Ficus damarensis Engl.
  • Ficus integrifolia Sim
  • Ficus scabra Sim

International Common Names

  • English: common cluster fig; mulberry fig; strangler fig; wild fig
  • Spanish: sicomoro
  • French: figuier sycomore

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Sykomore
  • South Africa: rivierwildevy; sycomorusvy
  • Tanzania: kivuzi; kuyu
  • Zimbabwe: kuwane; mukuyu; mukuyukono; muonde; umKhiwa

EPPO code

  • FIUSY (Ficus sycomorus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Urticales
  •                         Family: Moraceae
  •                             Genus: Ficus
  •                                 Species: Ficus sycomorus

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