Calflora
Taxon  Report   3592 
Ficus carica  L.
Common fig,  Edible fig
Ficus carica
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
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Ficus carica
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Ficus carica
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Ficus carica, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Ficus carica
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Family: MORACEAE  
Genus: Ficus
Community:
escaped cultivar
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Ficus carica
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carica:  the Latin name carica, derived from the Greek karike, which was a kind of fig, was given to the papaya, or paw paw, because of the latter's fig-like leaves. Stearns further suggests that the name refers to an area in Asia Minor called Caria, where figs were extensively cultivated. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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USDA PLANTS Profile (FICA)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 21, 2018).

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