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  Ficus identification
From: "Sharon Banister" <s-banister at tamu.edu> on 2008.08.14 at 15:13:46(18375)
I have had a Ficus show up in a batch of Leconopteris and hoping someone will know this for identification.

I'd say the leaf looks like Ficus stricta but there are tiny white dots in a pattern on the leaf edges maybe a centimeter from the edge.

Sharon Banister, Res. Asst.
Greenhouse Manager

From: "Harry Witmore" <harrywitmore at witmore.net> on 2008.08.15 at 11:15:43(18380)
Sharon, have you got a picture? Is it a vining species or a tree?

Harry Witmore

From: hermine <hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2008.08.16 at 04:30:11(18383)
At 08:13 AM 8/14/2008, you wrote:

I have had a Ficus show up in abatch of Lecanopteris and hoping someone will know this foridentification.

do you mean Lecanopteris carnosa, my most favourite plant in the wholeworld? can I know where I can get some? In the USA?

I will do some Ficus research, i am not a Ficus person but i know a felladevotes his LIFE to them...




From: "Sharon Banister" <s-banister at tamu.edu> on 2008.08.21 at 20:16:35(18413)

I had recently submitted a request to see if anyone might know the
identfication of a Ficus that germinated in a Lecanopteris plant. Several
people suggested sending a picture so I finally have that attached

From: <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2008.08.22 at 09:41:17(18414)
> Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 15:16:35 -0500
> From: s-banister@tamu.edu
From: Jonathan Ertelt <jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2008.08.22 at 13:51:55(18415)

All that I can offer is that from the way it appears that the Ficus
almost immediately formed the swollen storage stem base I would guess
that it is one of the strangler figs, a hemiepiphyte. If that
assumption is correct, then that eliminates most of the commonly
known and grown species. Good luck, and please keep me posted on your
progress. If on down the road you do some air-layering or cuttings,
I'd be interested.


From: <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2008.08.23 at 16:07:19(18416)
> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 08:51:55 -0500
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
From: Stanley kaufman <kaufmanrareplants at yahoo.com> on 2008.08.26 at 22:28:53(18425)
My experience with the native(?) strangler fig in the Keys would nix that ID. the leave are laregerhave longer petioles and are wider throughout the length. They do reseed on every rock and tree down there.

Stan in Ohio.

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