|Ficus watkinsiana subsp. var.||Strangler fig, Watkins' fig, Nipple fig, Green-leaved Moreton Bay Fig|
Ficus watkinsiana, commonly known as Strangler fig, Watkins' fig, Nipple fig or the Green-leaved Moreton Bay Fig is a hemiepiphytic fig that is endemic to Australia. The species exists in three populations—one in northeast Queensland and the other in southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales.
Ficus watkinsiana is a monoecious tree which grows up to 50 m (165 ft) tall. Its leaves are 51–217 mm long (2–8.5 in) long and 26–97 mm (1.0–3.8 in) wide. Its syconia are deep purple to black in colour, 24–37 mm (0.9–1.5 in) long and 18–29 mm (0.7–1.1 in) in diameter. It begins life as a hemiepiphyte.
The fruit is black and spotted when ripe, and is of fair quality in flavour.
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- ↑ Lindsay, Lenore (March 1992). "Fancy a feast? Try a fig.". Australian Plants 16 (130): 251–52.