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Ficus religiosa - Bodhi Tree, Sacred Fig

Ficus religiosa - Bodhi Tree, Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa - Bodhi Tree, Sacred Fig)

There's many Sacred Figs in Balboa Park, San Diego...ranging from old large to the young ones like the one posted. This is the tree in which Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha found enlightenment. Also, the oldest documented tree known in the world is the Ficus religiosa in Sri Lanka. It's was planted in 288BC. Supposedly, many of the large Ficus species are though to live 2,000 - 4,000 years, however, documentation would be very difficult to prove for that many years. Photo taken Sept. 29, 2010.

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Lovely shape. Does it fruit?

4 Oct, 2010



You can see the little fruits on the previous pic. It's not a edible fruit though.

4 Oct, 2010


Yes you guessed what I meant. Just as well I know what figs are!

4 Oct, 2010



I don't really like figs either...only fig newtons. lol!

4 Oct, 2010


I used to like them!

5 Oct, 2010

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