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A Strangler Fig is a generic name for Figs with this habit and is not the name of any single Ficus species. Shyamal 11:44, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
We need some better pics... this does not convey the scale of tree that strangler figs can overtake and then become. I've seen some so large it was impossible to photograph from the valley it was in, you could not get far away enough to fit it inside the frame of the picture.... Aapold 17:12, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
I am moving this page to Strangler fig from Strangler Fig because the name of wikipedia articles tend to have the first letter capitalized and subsequent non-proper nouns not capitalized, according to Wikipedia Naming Policy
Strangler, tree trunk photo
Somebody, finally put the correct photo back in the LEAD PHOTO.. whoever had replaced them with Forest Tree photos, was totally misguided, and not quite understanding the "deductively obvious" name for the term.
And since these trees can turn into a Column Tree when the central tree dies, this is quite an interesting "Form Development", .. There are 1st-order, 2nd-order, 3rd-order..(parameters)(levels).. I think, a Column Tree, is like a 3rd order level "description", or function, to use a math-type analysis. (Just comments, I often check to see what this article says)-(IT is like a barometer, of who's, who, doing What, in Wikipedia. (from HOT-SornoranDesert, ArizonaUSA(No Strangler Fig Trees Here)--Mmcannis (talk) 07:59, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
Effect on host tree?
Are "stranglers" considered parasites, or is this just a commensal relationship? Possible effects that one might hypothesize are epiphytic foliage blocking or competing with host foliage, and roots growing over the host's trunk obstructing its growth. However, I don't know if these effects do in fact occur. If they do, there should be some mention of this, e.g. "While strangler figs do not directly parasitize their host plant, they can cause ..." If not, it would be nice to have a sentence or two stating e.g. "Despite the name, strangler figs do not have a detrimental effect on the host tree.". 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:18, 1 September 2014 (UTC)