Ficus Bubu: A Detailed Guide

The Ficus Bubu is a fig tree that is indigenous to the island of Madagascar. It is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 100 feet tall. The Ficus Bubu has been used for centuries by the Malagasy people for food, medicine, and shelter. In this article, we will provide a detailed guide on the botanical references, range, habitat, cultivation details, edible uses, and care of the Ficus Bubu.

Plant Specifics

Origins: Ficus Bubu is a species of plant in the Moraceae family. It is found in Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

Habitat: Ficus Bubu grows in forests, woodlands, and scrublands.

Height: The plant can reach a height of 30 feet.

Width: The plant can reach a width of 20 feet.

Bark: The bark is smooth and gray or brown in color.

Leaves: The leaves are dark green and leathery. They are oblong or elliptical in shape and have serrated edges.

Flowers: The flowers of the Ficus Bubu are small and yellow-green. They bloom from May to June.

Fruit: The fruit of the Ficus Bubu is a small, greenish-yellow drupe. It matures from July to August.

Uses: The plant is used as an ornamental, for hedges and screens, and as a source of food.

The fruit of the Ficus Bubu can be eaten fresh or made into jams and jellies.

The leaves can be used in salads or cooked as greens.

The bark can be used to make rope.