Cornwall Park

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Moreton Bay Fig

Moreton Bay Fig

MORETON BAY FIG

Moreton Bay Fig

Ficus macrophylla - exotic

This species is native to the eastern coast of Australia and grows to massive proportions. The wide spreading canopy often exceeds the height and large buttress roots form to stabilise the trunk.

The Moreton Bay fig is recognised by the large dark green glossy foliage, purple and white polka-dot coloured fruits (figs) when mature, and the presence of milky sap when twigs are broken.

The species is closely related to the Port Jackson fig also seen here in the park. Figs are a member of the Mulberry family which is generally tropical in distribution.

Moreton Bay Leaf and Trunk
Moreton Bay fig fruit in May and Moreton Bay fig trunk.
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