Weeping fig

Weeping fig

Ficus benjamina

  • Tree evergreen, with leaves that are stiff and crack when bent
  • Bud at the end of the branch covered by two long sheaths
  • Leaves hairless, with numerous, inconspicuous veins
  • Leaf has a long pointed tip
Weeping fig

CC Flickr Starr Environmental

Weeping fig

Rubber tree

Rubber tree

Ficus elastica

  • Tree evergreen, with leaves that are stiff and crack when bent
  • Bud at the end of the branch covered by one long (>3”) (often reddish) sheath
  • Mature trees has large buttress roots
Rubber tree
Rubber tree

CC Flickr Manuel M. Ramos


Moreton Bay fig

Moreton Bay fig

Ficus macrophylla

  • Tree evergreen, with leaves that are stiff and crack when bent
  • Bud at the end of the branch covered by two long sheaths
  • Leaves 2.5 to 5 inches long and covered with very fine rust-colored hairs (at least when young)
  • Mature trees has large buttress roots
Moreton Bay fig
Moreton Bay fig

Indian laurel fig

Indian laurel fig

Ficus microcarpa

  • Tree evergreen, with leaves that are stiff and crack when bent
  • Bud at the end of the branch covered by two long sheaths
  • Leaves hairless, with conspicuous veins, usually < 10
  • Leaf does not have a long pointed tip
Indian laurel fig
Indian laurel fig

CC Flickr Reinaldo Aguilar


Rusty leaf fig

Rusty leaf fig

Ficus rubiginosa

  • Tree evergreen, with leaves that are stiff and crack when bent
  • Bud at the end of the branch covered by two long sheaths
  • Leaves 1.5 to 2.5 inches long and covered with very fine rust-colored hairs (at least when young)
  • Mature tree does not have large buttress roots
Rusty leaf fig
Rusty leaf fig

Chinese tallow tree

Chinese tallow tree

Triadica sebifera

  • Tree deciduous, with supple leaves of distinctive shape
  • Leaves have two swollen glands where leaf stalk meets leaf blade
  • Fruit small green capsule (1/4 - 1/2 inch), opens to look like popcorn
Chinese tallow tree
Chinese tallow tree