Ficus obliqua Moraceae

Small-leaved Fig

Form and Size: A medium to large tree, 15-35m high, with a spreading, rounded canopy; it lacks aerial roots

Distribution: North-eastern Qld to southern NSW; in ainforests, moist forests and scrubs

Leaves: Oblong or oval, leathery, smooth, stalk flattened, dark glossy green above, paler beneath, 5-8cm x 2-3.5cm; new growth bright green

Bark: Grey-brown, smooth

Receptacles: Globular, yellow to orange with darker spots, fleshy when ripe, 0.6- 0.9cm diameter; borne in pairs in the leaf axils; mature April to August

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or aerial layers. An attractive shade or shelter tree for parks and larger gardens. It will grow in a wide variety of soils and climatic conditions.