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Common name for *Ficus* a genus of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes, and hemiepiphytes.

Common name for Ficus a genus of over 800 species of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes, and hemiepiphytes. Also known as 'fig trees', these are mainly tropical plants although some species are native to semi-warm temperate zones.

The Common Fig (Ficus carica) is a temperate species native to the Mediterranean and SW Asia, and has been cultivated since ancient times for its fruit (aka "figs").

Common figs should not be confused with the common name "Ficus Tree" which is Ficus benjamina which is a common house plant grown for its foliage. F.benjamina fruit are small and popular with doves and pigeons, rather than humans.

Use this tag for all questions about Ficus carica and other figs. Use the tag for questions about other species of Ficus

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