Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Busselton Foreshore, Western Australia by Elaine Teague

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“Ficus macrophylla, commonly known as the Moreton Bay Fig, is a large evergreen banyan tree of the Moraceae family that is a native of most of the eastern coast of Australia, from the Atherton Tableland in the north to the Illawarra in New South Wales, and Lord Howe Island. Its common name is derived from Moreton Bay in Queensland, Australia. It is best known for its beautiful buttress roots, which are also known for damaging municipal footpaths.
Ficus macrophylla is a strangler fig; seed germination usually takes place in the canopy of a host tree and the seedling lives as an epiphyte until its roots establish contact with the ground. It then enlarges and strangles its host, eventually becoming a freestanding tree in its own right. Individuals may reach 60 m (200 ft) in height. Like all figs, it has an obligate mutualism with fig wasps; figs are only pollinated by fig wasps, and fig wasps can only reproduce in fig flowers.
It is widely used as a feature tree in public parks and gardens around the world in warmer climates such as California, Portugal, Sicily and of course Australia. Old specimens can reach tremendous size. Its aggressive root system precludes its use in all but the largest private gardens.”
Source – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyover 5 years ago

    Lovely capture Elaine

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyover 5 years ago

    This right in my backyard

  • Ah yes, another south-west Australian. Way to go!

    – Elaine Teague

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 5 years ago

    ha! It took me a moment to recognize this beauty!! Right here in hometown Busselton….. I just love these trees, I grew up beneath these trees and they were massive even “way back then” LOL… I even took a baby seedling home from this tree and now it towers in my backyard!

  • Well, there you go. I took this in Busselton last w/e and I also saw your cards in the Old Court House and bought a couple. I am very impressed with the quality of RB and also with your amazing photography.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 5 years ago

    wow! Now I am VERY honoured! thank you so much Elaine! I was working there last week, but only on Thursday…. would have been lovely to meet you!

  • janfoster
    janfosterover 5 years ago

    lovely capture Elaine :)

  • Thanks for looking Jan.

    – Elaine Teague

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thanks Kathy.

    – Elaine Teague

  • betty porteus
    betty porteusabout 5 years ago

    magnificent tree and great image

  • Thank you Betty and thanks for ‘calling in’.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 4 years ago

    Wonderful trees I reckon, done it proud Elaine!

  • Thanks Adrian.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Naia
    Naiaover 4 years ago

    that is a fine tree indeed!

  • Sure is Nala. The Moreton Bay Figs grow to a tremendous height and width. Beautiful trees.

    – Elaine Teague

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