Calflora
Taxon  Report   3592    
Ficus carica  L.
Common fig,  Edible fig
Ficus carica
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ficus carica
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Ficus carica
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Ficus carica, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Ficus carica
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Communities: escaped cultivar

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

 
More information about  Ficus carica
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (FICA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

carica:  the Latin name carica, derived from the Greek karike, which was a kind of fig, was given to the papaya, or paw paw, because of the latter's fig-like leaves. Stearns further suggests that the name refers to an area in Asia Minor called Caria, where figs were extensively cultivated. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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