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Ficus microcarpa (F. retusa, nitida) - Indian Laurel

Ficus microcarpa (F. retusa, nitida)  - Indian Laurel (Ficus microcarpa (F. retusa, nitida))

This Ficus microcarpa is located in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. It is about 75 tall and has a spread of about 100 feet (estimating). This one of several large trees that I think was planted in 1914 or 1915 for the Panama Exposition.

The tree in the right forefront is Kigelia africana - the African sausage tree.

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I've just looked up Sausage Tree!
The fruits really do look like sausages.
Apparently its flowers bloom at night and are pollinated by bats and insects.
Please correct me if I have any of this wrong.
It's fascinating. :o)

PS. Do you please have more pictures of the Sausage Tree?
Maybe with the sausage fruits on it?

17 Sep, 2008



There are several sausage trees in San Diego, CA, although still not common. It does bloom at night or on cloudy days. The flowers are red/black. They do bear long sausage-like fruit. I'll post more pictures I have of this tree.

18 Sep, 2008


Thanks. Can't wait to see the sausages and flowers.

18 Sep, 2008



I think it's native to extreme northern Australian. You want to look up Ficus microcarpa.

Here's a link:

I have several pics of Sausage trees. I planted some seeds last I have a couple of seedlings.

24 Mar, 2011


Another beautiful shape like fluffy clouds.

28 Jul, 2017


Yes, it can have a beautiful shape!

30 Jul, 2017


The shapere minds me simular to the English Oak tree.

30 Jul, 2017


Many Banyan trees grow much larger than Oak trees. They can 150 to 200 ft high and cover acres.

1 Aug, 2017


Yes I have seen them on a tv program about India how big they can grow.

1 Aug, 2017


Yes, it still amazes me how gigantic these trees can grow.

3 Aug, 2017


I can imagine I bet they are a sight to see in reality from a photo.

3 Aug, 2017


Yes, a photo can't do them justice.

5 Aug, 2017


Which is a shame really .

5 Aug, 2017


Yes, it is. It's because these trees have a huge circumference.

7 Aug, 2017


Yes I ve alwsys known as bug as a trees canopy that how big the roots are.

7 Aug, 2017

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