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Ficus (/ˈfaɪkəs/ or /ˈfiːkəs/) is a genus of about 850 species of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes and hemiepiphytes in the family Moraceae. Collectively known as fig trees or figs, they are native throughout the tropics with a few species extending into the semi-warm temperate zone.   [Wikipedia]



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  2. Growables Origin The fig originated in the Old World Tropics, Asia Minor and the Mediterranean region. In the Mediterranean, the fig has been cultivated since as early as 5,000 BC. The fig tree was first introduced to the Americas in 1575 by Spanish explorers in Florida. On the West Coast, in the...
  3. Abstract, Nature in Singapore, 2013 Ficus virens is a nationally critically endangered species in Singapore, with most of its individuals found in urban areas. Ficus virens has many uses and can be actively propagated through stem cuttings to increase its numbers and distribution in Singapore....
  4. Abstract, 2006 Ficus (Fig) species have a wide range of distribution and uses in Nepal. Of the 36 Ficus species native to Nepal, 21 are indigenously used as food, fodder, fuel wood, vegetable, medicine, etc. and some are used religeously in Nepal, and 10 in the closer study area. Ficus religiosa...
  5. Abstract, Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants and Indigenous Medicine, 2014 Ficus lacor Buch. Ham. of the family Moraceae is a large glabrous tree, found throughout India. It is well known for curing a variety of ailments such as gastric ulcer, Wound, dysentery, fever, leucorrhoea and...
  6. Uploaded on Jul 28, 2008 Growing a fig tree in your backyard would have to be one of the most rewarding fruits to grow that there is especially in the taste department. They can be eaten dried, roasted, stewed, preserved but best of all fresh off the tree. They are a fruit that has a very small...
  7. 1955-02-01 185 pages, illustrated, photos From HIlgardia: A Journal of Agricultural Science

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