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Ficus macrophylla - Australian Banyan Tree Surface Roots


Ficus macrophylla - Australian Banyan Tree Surface Roots (Ficus macrophylla - Australian Banyan Tree)

This is the surface roots and trunk of the previously posted pic. This is only a moderate sized tree...as they grow much, much larger. Photo taken Mar. 3, 2011 in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.



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This reminds me of days long gone.....

6 Mar, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Why is that?

6 Mar, 2011

 

It's just the shape of the trunk and the roots....looks ancient. (through my eyes)

6 Mar, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

They do become gargantuan trees...living 2,000 or 3,000 years.

6 Mar, 2011

 

That's an incredible age for something to live too!
Ever seen the film Sleepy Holllow!

6 Mar, 2011

 

Meanie:

That's just an estimated age. However, there's a Ficus religiosa - Bo Fig, Sacred Tree which is the oldest documented tree in the world in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), India. The tree was planted 288 BC.

I've seen Sleepy Hallow...the tree was a species of oak (or simulated oak) lol! :>) .

Here's a few of my Ficus religiosa pics:

http://www.growsonyou.com/Delonix1/photos/religiosa

6 Mar, 2011

 

Delonix, if that Sri Lankan Ficus is the one in their Botanical Gardens then i've seen it, it's breathtaking.
(the rest of the gardens are beautiful too)

6 Mar, 2011

 

Amazing !

6 Mar, 2011

 

Great minds! I have just posted a similar pic of a trees' roots.

6 Mar, 2011

 

Louise1:

I'm not sure if it located at the Botanical Garden...but it's very possible. :>)

7 Mar, 2011

 

Terratoonie:

Thanks! :>)

7 Mar, 2011

 

Theoldgunner:

Yes, great minds! LOL! :>)

7 Mar, 2011

 

great tree...

7 Mar, 2011

 

Sandra:

Thanks! It's such a magnificent giant tree which is planted in parks and on large lots.

8 Mar, 2011

 

It is native to Moreton Bay, Queensland, it's common name is Moreton Bay fig. It can become HUGE with an enormous canopy. They now grow in many regions in Oz, even in my hometown. There are several in a row near the shops and provide wonderful shade for parked cars. I always park my car with the dogs in it under it.

9 Mar, 2011

 

Marguerite:

We do call it the Moreton Bay Fig here, also. California has the the largest trees in the U.S. because they've been grown here longer than any where in the U.S. (since the 1870's). One in Santa Barbara was planted in 1877 and has a spread of about 200ft/64m. This Santa Barbara tree was thought to be the largest in the U.S., however, now there's some larger ones in the Los Angeles and San Diego metro areas.

9 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks for the info Delonix.

10 Mar, 2011

 

Marguerite:

You're welcome! :>)

Here's some info. about the Santa Barbara tree.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/6970

10 Mar, 2011

 

Cheers Del.

14 Mar, 2011

 

Love the story about the little girl planting the seed, which an Australian sailor gave her. Nice to think about.

14 Mar, 2011

 

Marguerite:

It's a great story, isn't it? I heard that the Australian sailor gave this girl 5 to 7 seeds...supposedly, there's some other large Moreton Bay Figs around Santa Barbara from these seeds. Unfortunately, no knows for sure.

15 Mar, 2011



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