An unripe fig of Ficus subcordata from a strangling fig  growing at  the Chapman Field, USDA Agricultural Research Station at Miami, Florida, USA. The fig tree that produced this fig was originally grown from a seed obtained by plant explorer David Fairchild in Java in 1926. See photos below.

Fig and leaf photos by Shuai LIAO  of ARS Plant ref Pl.67502. Collection #20200011. Liao is a PHD student based at the Morton Arboretum, Chicago researching the genetic relationships of all the Section Conosycea (strangling figs).

There are an estimated 63 – 78 species of Section Conosycea figs in the world found from Madagascar east to the Solomon islands  in the Pacific with a center of diversity on the island of Borneo which hosts an estimated 36+ species.

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Ficus subcordata  at Chapman Field USDA Agricultural Research Station  in Miami grown from seeds originally obtained in Java in 1926 by David Fairchild. Photo Alexander Sanchez.
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Ficus subcordata  at Chapman Field USDA Agricultural Research Station  in Miami grown from seeds originally obtained in Java in 1926 by David Fairchild. Photo Alexander Sanchez.

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Chapman Field ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station in Miami, Florida is an important research site for the commercial cultivation of mangoes and other tropical fruits. Photo courtesy of USDA ARS.