Tree of the Year 2013 Ficus ingens

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Red-leaved rock fig (English)
Mutsamvi (Shona)
Inkiwane (Ndebele)

This is a briefly deciduous species, terrestrial or starting as a strangler. It is variable in height and habit, from a small to medium sized tree growing to 13m or more. The larger species can be found occurring on rocky outcrops, stony hillsides, in riverine fringes and in thick woodlands.

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