"Ficus" Quotes from Famous Books
... adulterated with sand. The tree belongs to the same apetalous family as our castor-oil and the mandioca; while the tree which furnishes the caoutchouc of the East Indies and Africa is a species of Ficus, and yields an inferior article to the rubber of America. Other characteristic trees are the Mongruba, one of the few which shed their foliage before the new leaf-buds expand; the giant Samauema, or silk-cotton tree (called huimba ...
— The Andes and the Amazon - Across the Continent of South America • James Orton
Words linked to "Ficus" : mulberry family, strangler fig, Ficus sycomorus, Florida strangler fig, mulberry fig, magnoliopsid genus, golden fig, sycamore, Moraceae, fig tree, wild fig, Ficus elastica, family Moraceae, sycamore fig, dicot genus, Ficus deltoidea
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