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Ficus dammaropsis - Dinner Plate Fig


Ficus dammaropsis - Dinner Plate Fig (Ficus dammaropsis)

This has the largest leaves of any Ficus I know of...the leaves measure more 3 feet long and almost 3 feet wide. They are also the most expensive fig one can purchase here in California. One of these trees can set you back between 500 and 1,000 dollars. They are very difficult to propagate...only by air-layering. In New Guinea where they are native, there's a wasp that pollinates the figs so they can become viable.



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This photo conveys so much more with your excellent description.

23 Sep, 2008

 

Thank you.

23 Sep, 2008

 

Marguerite,

Do these trees grow in your area of Australia? It is native to New Guinea...which isn't too far from Northeastern Australia. I would love to see pictures if you have any growing in your area.

4 Oct, 2008

 

Marguerite:

Ficus dammaropsis former botanical name was Dammaropsis kingiana.
You may find information under the old name...as this tree has not been classified in Ficus very long.

6 Oct, 2008



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