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Ficus carica L.
FIG
Edible fig; Common fig

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Ficus carica, Fig, branching
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Ficus carica, Fig, branching
Ficus carica, Fig, leaf upper
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Ficus carica, Fig, leaf upper

Ficus carica, Fig, leaf tip upper
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Ficus carica, Fig, leaf tip upper
Ficus carica, Fig, leaf base upper
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Ficus carica, Fig, leaf base upper

Ficus carica, Fig, leaf under
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Ficus carica, Fig, leaf under
Ficus carica, Fig, leaf tip under
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Ficus carica, Fig, leaf tip under

Ficus carica, Fig, leaf base under
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Ficus carica, Fig, leaf base under
Ficus carica, Fig, flower, fruit
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Ficus carica, Fig, flower, fruit

Ficus carica, Fig, flower, fruit
© Graham Wyatt, 2009-2010 · 1
Ficus carica, Fig, flower, fruit
Ficus carica, Fig, leaf bud
© Graham Wyatt, 2009-2010 · 1
Ficus carica, Fig, leaf bud

Ficus carica, Fig, stem
© Graham Wyatt, 2009-2010 · 1
Ficus carica, Fig, stem

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Cicadellidae  Jalalia colorata @ III (1)
Coccidae  Saissetia miranda @ CSCA_TCN (14)
Diaspididae  Aonidiella aurantii @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Aspidiotus diffinis @ MEMU_ENT (10)

Diaspidiotus braunschvigi @ CSCA_TCN (2)

Hemiberlesia rapax @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Lepidosaphes conchiformis @ CSCA_TCN (2)
Homotomidae  Homotoma ficus @ CSCA_TCN (10)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp4 sp_019 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp4c sp_nsp_009 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp4c sp_nsp_018 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp7 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp9 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Goodeniaphila schuhi @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris yalgoo @ AMNH_PBI (3)
Pentatomidae  Brochymena quadripustulata @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Piesmatidae  Mcateella kwoki @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Pseudococcidae  Dysmicoccus brevipes @ MEMU_ENT (2)

Planococcus citri @ MEMU_ENT (2)

Planococcus kraunhiae @ MEMU_ENT (60)

Pseudococcus comstocki @ MEMU_ENT (6)

Pseudococcus maritimus @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Pseudococcus @ MEMU_ENT (2)

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Ficus carica L.
edible fig

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General Information
Symbol: FICA
Group: Dicot
Family: Moraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Tree
Native Status : L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
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Synonyms

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Urticales
Family Moraceae – Mulberry family
Genus Ficus L. – fig
Species Ficus carica L. – edible fig

Subordinate Taxa

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U.S. Weed Information
Ficus carica common fig edible fig fiku piku This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
Cal-IPC California Invasive Plant Council. 2006. California Invasive Plant Inventory. Cal-IPC Publication 2006-02 (1 February 2007). California Invasive Plant Council. Berkeley, California.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Caribbean UPL
North America
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast UPL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (FICA)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (FICA)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (FICA)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (FICA)
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Tsukuba Botanical Garden: image (FICA)
University of Hawaii Campus Plants: images (FICA)

Wildlife

Food

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Martin Minor Low

Cover

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Sources

Martin, A.C., H.S. Zim, and A.L. Nelson. 1951. American wildlife and plants: A guide to wildlife food habits . Dover Publications. New York.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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2. Ficus carica Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1059. 1753.

Common fig

Shrubs or small trees , deciduous, to 5 m. Roots not adventitious. Bark grayish, slightly roughened. Branchlets pubescent. Leaves: stipules 1-1.2 cm; petiole 8-20 cm. Leaf blade obovate, nearly orbiculate, or ovate, palmately 3-5-lobed, 15-30 × 15-30 cm, base cordate, margins undulate or irregularly dentate, apex acute to obtuse; surfaces abaxially and adaxially scabrous-pubescent; basal veins 5 pairs; lateral veins irregularly spaced. Syconia solitary, sessile, green, yellow, or red-purple, pyriform, 5-8 cm, pubescent; peduncle ca. 1 cm; subtending bracts ovate, 1-2 mm; ostiole with 3 subtending bracts, umbonate.

Flowering spring-summer. Disturbed sites; 0-300 m; introduced; Calif., Fla., Mass., N.C., S.C.; Mexico; West Indies; native to Asia.

Ficus carica is known to escape in Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, although no specific localities are documented.

Ficus carica was first known from Caria in southwestern Asia. It is cultivated for its edible fruit and becomes established outside of cultivation only sporadically in the United States. It can sometimes be found persisting around old habitations and old orchards.

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Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
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© 2001 James B. Gratiot

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
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© 2001 James B. Gratiot

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
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© 2001 James B. Gratiot

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
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© 2005 Luigi Rignanese

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
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© 2005 Luigi Rignanese

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
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© 2005 Luigi Rignanese

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
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© 2005 Luigi Rignanese

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
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© 2005 Luigi Rignanese

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
ID: 0000 0000 0505 2475 [detail]
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
ID: 0000 0000 0605 0290 [detail]
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
ID: 0000 0000 1005 0744 [detail]
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig, Edible Fig
ID: 0000 0000 1008 1550 [detail]
© 2008 John Dittes

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
ID: 0000 0000 0609 0924 [detail]
© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
ID: 0000 0000 0609 0925 [detail]
© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Edible Fig
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© 2009 Thomas Stoughton

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Edible Fig
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© 2009 Thomas Stoughton

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
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© 2009 Christopher Bronny

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
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© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Edible Fig
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© 2012 Jean Pawek

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Fig
ID: 0000 0000 0413 1564 [detail]
© 2013 Jean Pawek

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
ID: 0000 0000 0413 2271 [detail]
© 2013 Debra L. Cook

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
ID: 0000 0000 0413 2272 [detail]
© 2013 Debra L. Cook

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common Fig
ID: 0000 0000 0413 2273 [detail]
© 2013 Debra L. Cook

Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Commomn Fig
ID: 0000 0000 0214 1255 [detail]
2014 Nick Kurzenko

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