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It is an attractive fig tree with a crooked trunk and a spreading crown. Unlike the banyan, it has no aerial roots.
The most distinctive aspect of this tree is the red, furry figs in short clusters, which grow directly out of the trunk of the tree. Those looking for the flower of fig should know that the fig is actually a compartment carrying hundreds of flowers.
Flowers are pollinated by very small wasps that crawl through the opening in search of a suitable place to reproduce (lay eggs).
Latex used in the production of water-resistant paper and as plasticizer for Hevea rubber.