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Common name

English: Common fig

German: Echte Feige

Mandarin: 无花果 (wu hua guo)

Portuguese: Figueira-comum


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Rosales (119)

        Family: Moraceae (29)(family description)

          Genus: Ficus (21)

            Epithet: carica L. (1)

Synonyms: Caprificus insectifera Gasp., Ficus caprificus Risso

carica => from or of Caria, ancient name for a region of western Anatolia

insectifera => insect-bearing


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Ficus carica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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