A large tree by M. Costea,
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.
The genera name originates
from the old Latin name for Ficus carica. The species name
from its petioles.