Ficus virens Aiton

White Fig

Deciduous tree. Trunk usually clothed in a network of aerial; roots. Leaves ovate to elliptic with prominent zig-zag pattern between the main veins, base variable; vein pairs 7-12. Fruits paired, round, large, pinkish brown to white; bracts persistent and often bent back.

Malesia to S Asia and N Australia

var. sublanceolata (Miq.) Corner, White Fig with stalkless pink to brown or white figs about 1 cm wide is the only kind found in cultivation.

At Queensland's Newstead House, built in 1846 on the Darling Downs there is a naturally growing tree in the central roundabout that is at least 200 years old.

Leaves deciduous and with zig-zag secondary veins between the main veins.

SA: Adelaide Zoo. NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Domain). VIC: Brighton (ANZAC Hostel (Kamesburgh Mansion) about 14 m tall).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Moraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Moraceae
genus        Ficus L.