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Natal Fig

Afrikaans name: Natalvy

Natal Fig tree in the picnic area at Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

Ficus natalensis

The Natal Fig is also called the Coastal Stangler Fig.

This tree is found in a variety of forests and woodland. It occurs from Port Elizabeth through Kwazulu-Natal and also the entire north-eastern area of South Africa.

The fruits are found growing along the stems on short stalks. They are orangey-red and hairless.

The Natal Fig is medium to large in size.

Leaves of a Coastal Natal Fig tree

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