Ficus drupacea roots in Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya trees green parkFicus drupacea roots in Royal Botanical Gardens in PeradeniyaFicus drupacea is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia and Northeast Australia. It is a strangler fig; it begins its life cycle as an epiphyte on a larger tree, which it eventually engulfs. Its distinctive features include dense, woolly pubescence, bright yellow to red fleshy fruit, and grayish white bark. It can reach heights of 10–30 meters (33–98 ft). It occurs in environments ranging from sea-level beachfront environments to montane forests, up to 1000 m (3281 ft).

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Il Ficus drupacea è un albero tropicale originario del sud-est asiatico e del nord-est dell'Australia. È un fico strangolatore; inizia il suo ciclo vitale come epifita su un albero più grande, dove si avviluppa ad esso, ed alla fine soffoca. Le sue caratteristiche distintive includono pubescenza densa e lanosa, frutti carnosi dal giallo brillante al rosso e corteccia bianco grigiastro. Può raggiungere altezze di 10-30 metri. Si può trovare dal livello del mare fino alle foreste montane a 1000 m.

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