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> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Ficus identification
Dear Jonathan and Sharon,
This swolen area at the base of the stem/upper area of the tap root occurs on seedlings of Ficus "nitida". I would think that most or ALL species of Ficus can and would occur as ''strangler'' figs if they germinate in a tree-hole, hence the swolen base. This swollen root strorage area also can be seen in seedling live oaks, at least in S. Florida
> 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.
> >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 (hopefully).
> >Any help would be appreciated in helping me identify this Ficus.
> >Sharon Banister, Res. Asst.
> >Greenhouse Manager
> >Tx A&M University-Horticulture Dept.
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