Ficus superba

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Sea fig
Ficus superba var. japonica by OpenCage.jpg
Sea Fig in Japan
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: F. superba
Binomial name
Ficus superba

Ficus superba, also known as sea fig or deciduous fig, is a hemiepiphytic tree of genus Ficus. It is also one of the species known as a Strangler fig because of its potential to grow as a hemi-epiphyte and eventually progress to the strangling habit that many figs are known for. It is, however, not an obligate hemi-epiphyte and can be found growing as single stemmed trees in forests. It is found in Japan, Taiwan, and China, as well as various parts of Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Vietnam, Java, Kalimantan, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, Seram Island, and Peninsular Malaysia.

The variety Ficus superba var. henneana grows in Australia where it may reach 35 metres tall.[1]


  1. ^ "Ficus superba". Plant Net - Flora Online. NSW Government. Retrieved March 13, 2012.