Trees III pp 76-93 | Cite as

Ficus spp.

  • R. Jona
  • I. Gribaudo
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 16)


The genus Ficus belongs to the family Moraceae. Ficus are woody plants with highly varied forms: bushes, shrubs, small trees, and very tall and large trees. Roots are very extended, and leaves are usually simple, alternate, entire, or lobate. The plants may be evergreen, with large stipules surrounding the apical bud. The plants are usually monoecious, seldom dioecious, with unisexual, small flowers without petals and nectaries, gathered in inflorescences in a closed receptacle. After fertilization, the ovary develops into a small achene, while the whole inflorescence becomes a false fruit called the syconium.


Ficus Carica Ficus Species Callus Fresh Weight Ficus Religiosa High Relative Humidity Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Jona
    • 1
  • I. Gribaudo
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Coltivazioni Arboree dell’Università di TorinoVia Pietro Giuria, 15TorinoItaly

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