Tree Love – Ficus thonningii

Ficus thonningii Ficus Thonningii, Common Name: Strangler Fig. Strangler fig is an evergreen tree with a rounded to spreading, dense crown. And this crown only attracted my attention while crossing a road in Chennai. It looked like a banyan from a far away, but I was amazed to see it when I saw it from near. After a fresh shower, the tree looked more green and inviting.

  The beautiful tree, its dense crown, and the small cute leaves all just added to my walk.

Ficus thonningii Blume | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science

  When I googled via the lens to know the name, for a second I thought are scientific names now in the local language? haha no, I was wrong, even if Ficus thonningii sounds a little weird the tree is very common and I’m sure you can find one near your area too. I still have to find its uses but google says the species has diverse economic and environmental uses. Now, that’s interesting to know. Also, I read that Parts of the plant edible for livestock include, leaves, twigs, and barks, and their nutritional value varies with the season.


Tree Love

I’m sharing my #TreeLove with – the #ThursdayTreeLove blog hop, a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur. Coupled with this, This is my Love Your planet “Earth” post and a post to make us aware of the trees around us. Save trees, nurture, conserve and preserve the trees around us, on our planet. Do peep into my Parijat – Night flowering jasmine Tree and X-mas Tree for more tree love. Check out more trees for my Treelove. Did you hug a tree today?

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4 Responses

  1. Archana says:

    Lovely healthy tree! Good capture!!

  2. Lovely tree. I’ve never seen one in the UK, maybe they don’t grow here.

  3. Divya says:

    Luscious foliage, there! What a perfect looking tree.
    You’re right that does quite sound like its name in a local language.

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