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Climbing fig (Ficus pumila)

Climbing fig (Ficus pumila) is a species of plant in Moraceae, where the stems grow to climb on large trees or artificial structures in the shade, the leaves are small and heart-shaped, are used as wall plants and fruit are processed for cooking.

F. pumila has a cylindrical stem with short roots that are firmly attached to climb a structure to cover all parts, the bark is green when young and brown when old with white spots.

Dlium Climbing fig (Ficus pumila)


The leaves have a short stalk, grow alternately, are heart-shaped, have a blunt tip, are small, a bone in the middle with several sideways veins, the upper surface is dark green with white spots and the lower surface is light green.

Climbing fig is often used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes to cover soil, climb trees and walls. It grows fast and requires little maintenance. The fruit is turned and dried for food. The seeds are scraped off and the gel is extracted from the surface with water and allowed to harden to form a jelly.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: Ficus pumila
Varieties: Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang, Ficus pumila var. quercifolia, Ficus pumila var. pumila

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