The leaves are big and the stem is thin


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This is Elephant Ear Fig; Ficus auriculata. Nice figs!

Ficus auriculata

Ficus auriculata

bark, Ficus auriculata

leaf, ficus auriculata

bark of ficus auriculata

I've seen some of these images labeled Ficus auriculata with serrated margins. Primarily new leaves. This must be in India?

bark, Ficus auriculata still more mature not showing leaf scars

bark, leaves Ficus auriculata

  • Hi Stormy, we are looking for answers with more detail. How did you identify it?
    – kevinskio
    Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 11:31
  • I've been having problems with my 'puter...I'll keep trying.
    – stormy
    Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 20:26
  • @Stormy - I'm not seeing the ridges on the trees in the photos you've linked to. Perhaps it's a related species?
    – Jurp
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 0:06
  • Jurp, there are pictures of younger trees showing what I think are leaf scars, petiole leaf scars. I haven't been able to up load...you could be right that this is a related species or a variety of the same but...the leaves are fairly definitive for the species; Elephant ear? I was worried more about the leaf margins. Some of the images under this species show serrated margins...mostly the younger growth? The pictures that showed serrated margins I dismissed as mistakenly IDd. Where is Bamboo!?
    – stormy
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 0:27
  • Ugh, I just tried to upload a younger tree's bark. Did it work?
    – stormy
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 0:32

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