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FIG

Ficus spp.

Ficus spp. of the family Moraceae. There are about 30 Ficus species that have fig as all or part of one or more of their common names but some of these might be synonyms (I haven't checked yet). Most of them are native to South America, a few to South Africa, and a few to Asia. I have no idea which of them might be grown in North America.



my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of weeping fig / Ficus benjamina --- HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Java fig / Ficus benjamina --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of sycamore fig / Ficus sycomorus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above



NOTE: this sample is not called fig, it is "sung di" from Vietnam, but it is a Ficus species and has characteristics very close to that of fig, plus I have no where else on the site to put it so rather than leave it off, I've put it on this page.


both sides of a sample plank of sung di / Ficus lacor --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above



web pics:




pen turned from fig / Ficus subcordata. Photograph contributed to the site by the pen turner, Bruce Selyem, whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The pen is finished with shellwax.