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Ficus lyrata (fiddleleaf fig)

Synonyms: Ficus jollyana; Ficus pandurata

Wikipedia Abstract

Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the fiddle-leaf fig, is a species of fig tree, native to western Africa, from Cameroon west to Sierra Leone. It grows in lowland tropical rainforest. It is a banyan fig (Ficus subgenus Urostigma) that commonly starts life as an epiphyte high in the crown of another tree; it then sends roots down to the ground which envelop the trunk of the host tree and slowly strangle it. It can also grow as a free-standing tree on its own, growing up to 12–15 m (39–49 ft) tall. The fruit is a green fig 2.5-3 cm (1-¼ in) diameter.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Tree


Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[3]
Euploea core (Oleander butterfly)[4]
Hypsignathus monstrosus (hammer-headed fruit bat)[5]
Lepidosaphes conchiformis (fig oystershell scale)[3]
Lepidosaphes rubrovittata (guava scale)[3]
Lymire edwardsi (Edwards Wasp Moth)[6]
Saissetia miranda (mexican black scale)[3]


Parasitized by 
Agaon spatulatum[4]





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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
6Edwards Wasp Moth, Lymire edwardsii (Grote) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Ctenuchinae), Dale H. Habeck and Frank W. Mead, University of Florida, December 2000. Revised October 2010
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