What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

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What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

Post  jong on Fri May 04, 2012 10:10 am

Pls. help to identify. The leaves can reduce into very small. Thank you and God bless.
Ficus #1 height: 110 cm

Bark:


Ficus #2 height: 50 cm

Bark:


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Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri May 04, 2012 11:05 am

Hallo Jong

To me they look like Ficus microcarpa, the Banyan fig, but there are about 900 species of Ficus trees. Disgusting I know. Shocked

It will help if you tell us where you from, and where does the trees come from, they are quite beautiful.

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Re: What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

Post  jong on Fri May 04, 2012 11:10 am

i'm from philippines. thank you so much for your response. This is the tiger bark variety? what do you think? thank you. Smile

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Re: What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri May 04, 2012 11:23 am

I'm not sure,
but I think the Tiger variety has got white lines across. Those on your tree are lenticels.


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Re: What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

Post  Poink88 on Fri May 04, 2012 11:48 am

The 1st and 3rd pic leaves looks like "green island ficus" to me but not 100% certain.

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Post  Ryan on Fri May 04, 2012 4:08 pm

That looks more like Ficus microcarpa 'Green Isle' to me, you can tell by the leaves. I just looked at one of my Tigerbark, the bark is more lighter in color. Looks like this:


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Post  ogie on Fri May 04, 2012 5:42 pm

Hi
I think it's ficus microcarpa,the reason why your trunk is darker it is because older banyan are darker and has heavy grains in character.i wll try to post my banyan for your reference.you got a good potential tree there.God bless
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Re: What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

Post  Poink88 on Fri May 04, 2012 8:00 pm

Jong, Just to clarify that green isle/green island is a variety of ficus microcarpa.

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what kind of ficus

Post  Ka Pabling on Sat May 05, 2012 11:01 am

Hi Jong,
Its ficus nana

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Post  Poink88 on Sat May 05, 2012 11:45 am

Ka Pabling wrote:Hi Jong,
Its ficus nana
Which species Ka Pabling?

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Re: What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

Post  Andre Beaurain on Mon May 07, 2012 9:53 am

I dont think there is a Ficus nana.
Nana is latin for small. you get varieties of nana, but not really species that is called nana, unless there is somebody called Nana, Laughing Laughing . Like Ficus burt davidii var. 'nana' or Ulmus parvifolia var 'nana'. Probably Ficus microcarpa 'nana' ?

I still think your trees are root cuttings? of Ficus microcarpa. Wich variety I'm not sure. It could very well be var. 'Tiger Bark'

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Post  jrodriguez on Mon May 07, 2012 1:15 pm

Good morning,

This is Ficus microcarpa, var. Taiwanensis, oval leaf variety. There is another sub-species with a round leaf. This type is seldom used as bonsai in Taiwan, while the cultivar with the rounded leaf is preffered.

In the plant trade, it is sometimes reffered to as Green Island Ficus or Ficus Panda.

On another note, the round leaf form is superior, exhibiting nice fruit and compact shape.

Kind regards,

Jose Luis

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Re: What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

Post  Russell Coker on Mon May 07, 2012 1:17 pm

Ryan and Dario, I think you are correct. That's what's sold as F. m. 'green island', here in the States. Don't have a clue what it's called in other parts of the world.

Ah, thanks JLR.

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what kind of ficus

Post  Ka Pabling on Mon May 07, 2012 2:27 pm

The botanical name of this tree is ficus nana corner, it is not a ficus microcarpa

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Re: What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

Post  Russell Coker on Mon May 07, 2012 2:51 pm




Hmm... the plot thickens. Out of my comfort zone here, so I'll let the tropical guys duke this one out.

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Re: What kind of Ficus? Tiger bark?

Post  Poink88 on Mon May 07, 2012 2:59 pm

Russell Coker wrote:Hmm... the plot thickens. Out of my comfort zone here, so I'll let the tropical guys duke this one out.
LOL, me too...both JLR and KP know their stuff!!!

Honestly, this is the first time I heard of "ficus nana corner".

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Ficus nana

Post  bonsaisr on Mon May 07, 2012 4:05 pm

Here it is from the Plant List:
Ficus nana Corner is an accepted name
This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Ficus (family Moraceae).
The record derives from WCSP (in review) which reports it as an accepted name with original publication details: Blumea 22: 306 1975.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:583854-1.

Edred John Henry Corner FRS (12 January 1906 – 14 September 1996) is the name of the botanist who published it.
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Ficus nana Corner

Post  Ka Pabling on Tue May 08, 2012 4:16 am


Thanks Iris,
How is your knee, I hope its ok now. I am still waiting for the list of botanical names of trees used for bonsai.

Best regards,
ka pabling

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Post  Plecostomus on Tue May 08, 2012 4:46 am

This are''green emerald'' branches grafted on a ficus microcarpa trunk. They use the green emerald variety for the leaves and the microcarpa for the trunk since the green emerald its a weeping variety growing mostly like a garden juniper .


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