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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.



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Fascinating...

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

 

Terratoonie:

Thanks! :>)

15 Dec, 2010

 

Linda:

Thanks!

15 Dec, 2010

 

Theoldgunner:

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

 

Tugbrethil:

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

15 Dec, 2010



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