The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Ficus macrophylla - Australian Banyan Tree Aerial Roots

Ficus macrophylla - Australian Banyan Tree Aerial Roots (Ficus macrophylla - Australian Banyan Tree)

A view of all the aerial roots which the giant Australian Banyan tree produces. Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on Dec. 13, 2010.

Comments on this photo



14 Dec, 2010


Looks great!

14 Dec, 2010


Unusual pic. I saw one of these in Kew Gardens earlier this year - is was in the hot house though!!

14 Dec, 2010



Thanks! :>)

15 Dec, 2010




15 Dec, 2010



It's a very common sight to see Ficus species with lots of aerial roots in the tropics. Here only certain species of Ficus will produce lots aerial roots.

15 Dec, 2010


It seems to be a function of humidity--Ficus almost never produce aerial roots here in the desert.

15 Dec, 2010



Yes, it's all about high humidity and how rainy the climate.

15 Dec, 2010

Comment on this photo

Pictures tagged with macrophylla
17 of 40

  • Balboa_park_08_12_10_029
  • Balboa_park_03_03_11_41_

What else?

View photos by Delonix1

See who else is growing Ficus macrophylla - Australian Banyan Tree.

See who else has plants in genus Ficus.

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 Aug, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Mar, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Jun, 2007