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Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig, Australian Banyan Tree


Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig, Australian Banyan Tree (Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig, Australian Banyan Tree)

One of many large Australian Banyan tree in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken June 3, 2010.



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I thought that was a group of trees until I looked at it again properly - that is large!

6 Jun, 2010

 

Meanie:

This is one of the smaller Australian Banyans in the Balboa Park...the largest one located next to the Natural History Museum is the second largest known in the state.

6 Jun, 2010

 

They really are HUGE trees, not so much tall as wide. You could fit quite a lot of cattle under it, in fact that's what I often see here in summer. I park my car under them in summer when I go into the supermarket, as they're just across the road. I wanted to take a pic of it, but there always are cars parked under them.

17 Jun, 2010

 

Marguerite:

They make great shade trees during the hot weather of summer.

I've read F. macrophylla can grow to 200 feet/ 61 meters tall in native habitat. The tallest one known in San Diego is in Balboa Park in front of the Natural History Museum. It's 85 feet/ 26 meters tall and 145 feet/ 44 meters wide. It was planted in 1914 and is celebrating its estimated 100 year old birthday this year.

17 Jun, 2010



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