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Family: MORACEAE 

 Ficus petiolaris
 
 
Author:   Carl Sigismund Knuth, 1817
Family:  Moraceae
Origin:  Mexico,  from Sonora to Oaxaca.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  80 centimetres
Height:  10-30 meters
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Lava Fig, Mary's Tree
Synonyms:  Until Felger & Lowe got in, it was F. petiolaris Kunth, 1817 (green veins) and F. palmeri S. Watson, 1889 (red veins)


A large tree by M. Costea, Phytoimages.siu.edu.

 

   This member of the Moraceae family was given this name by Carl Sigismund Knuth in 1817. It's from Mexico, and prefer well-drained soil with lots of water and sun. It will grow up to ten or even 30 meters tall with a four meter base, and can be reproduced both by cutting and seeds.

If Ficus palmeri is a species it selves, or it is just a subspecies, it still have red veins. If it is a subspecies as Richard Stephen Felger suggested in 1970, the red veined are Ficus petiolaris subsp. palmeri.

The genera name originates from the old Latin name for Ficus carica. The species name from its petioles.

 
If Ficus palmeri is a species it selves, this is it: Red veined. From Copenhagen BG.


If Ficus palmeri is a species it selves, this is it: Red veined. From Copenhagen BG.