Moreton Bay Fig

Moreton Bay Fig

Ficus macrophylla

Normally found in rainforests, Moreton Bay Figs have made their way into urban areas, particularly in parks.

Moreton Bay Figs are strangler figs which require a host tree. They begin their life as epiphytic – growing on the truck or branch of the host tree – and then over time envelope the host.

This fig can be as wide as it is tall – up to thirty-five metres with a buttressed trunk and large green and rust coloured oval shaped leaves. Characteristic of figs are a large number of vine like roots from the trunk into the ground.