Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

Ficus variegata

Green-fruited Fig

Moraceae

Fiicus variegata 

Form and Size: A medium tree, 15-25m high, with a thick, buttressed trunk; it does not have aerial roots

Distribution: Coastal rainforests of north-eastern Qld

Leaves: Egg-shaped, base rounded or heart-shaped, dark green, papery, veins prominent, tip drawn out into a long point,
stalk 6-10cm long, 15-25cm x 8-16cm; new growth pale green

Bark: Brown, flaky

Receptacles: More or less pear-shaped, red with white spots, 2-2.5cm long and wide;
borne in clusters on the trunk and larger branches

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or aerial layers