Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Wild figs

Some premature figs are beginning to fall from this huge fig tree located on the other side of the footbridge. When mature, the figs will be a larger than these shown in the image, but never the size of the domesticated figs we are used to eating. People don't seem to have a taste for these wild varieities, but animals do. As we get into the season, I'll be showing the fruit again. The local name for this strangler fig tree is apuí. The scientific name is Ficus nymphacaefolia. I try to include scientific names, when possible, because not everyone commands the English language. With the scientific name, it's easier to research the subject.

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