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Ficus Lutea

   (Family: Moraceae)
Afrikaans: Reuseblaarvy English: Giant-leaved fig Xhosa: umthombe, uluzi  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Height: 25m
Spread: 30 - 45m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (light)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred altitude: 1000 - 1800m
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Loam (gritty, moist, and retains water easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water),
Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Forest
Flowering time EDIT
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Smooth
Bark / Stem type
Leaf size 130 - 430mm
  Leaf info EDIT
Fruit type EDIT
Fruit size Length: 15mm   Width: 30mm
  Seed info EDIT
  The syconia ('fruits'), borne most often between June and October, are crowded towards the ends of the branchlets in the leaf axils or below the leaves
Description EDIT
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
History EDIT
The bark has been used traditionally in the production of twine and the plant sap latex is used for bird lime.
Ecology EDIT
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