genus Ficus

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Related to genus Ficus: Ficus carica, FIGS
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Noun1.genus Ficus - large genus of tropical trees or shrubs or climbers including fig treesgenus Ficus - large genus of tropical trees or shrubs or climbers including fig trees
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Moraceae, Moraceae, mulberry family - trees or shrubs having a milky juice; in some classifications includes genus Cannabis
fig tree - any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
Ficus aurea, Florida strangler fig, golden fig, strangler fig, wild fig - a strangler tree native to southern Florida and West Indies; begins as an epiphyte eventually developing many thick aerial roots and covering enormous areas
Ficus sycomorus, mulberry fig, sycamore fig, sycamore - thick-branched wide-spreading tree of Africa and adjacent southwestern Asia often buttressed with branches rising from near the ground; produces cluster of edible but inferior figs on short leafless twigs; the biblical sycamore
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(2011), the introduction of varieties or species of the genus Ficus tolerant to nematodes is essential, as well as to test the potential propagation of the other resistant species found in Brazil, and new canopy varieties, for the diversification of the Brazilian ficiculture.
The genus Ficus belongs in the family Moraceae, along with 37 other genera.
It has been suggested that the mutual relationship between Ficus and the pollinating Agaoninae was probably established before the break of Gondwana (Weiblen, 2002); while Berg and Corner (2005) noted that the general pattern of distribution and diversification suggest that the genus Ficus originated in Eastern Gondwana.