Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet
L., Sp. Pl. 1059 (1753).
Derivation: Latin name for the fig tree and its fruit.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Figs.
Trees or shrubs with pinnately nerved petiolate leaves; stipules caducous.
Flowers numerous, affixed to the inner walls of a hollow fleshy globular or ovoid or pear-shaped receptacle with a small orifice at the summit; both sexes with 3-6 perianth-segments; stamens usually 1 or 2; style lateral, simple or bifid.
About 800 species, mainly tropical; few native to Australia including F. macrophylla Desf., the Moreton Bay fig.
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