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Ficus montana (climbingfig)


Wikipedia Abstract

Ficus montana (common name, Oakleaf Fig) is a species of subtropical climbing figs plant. The plant is similar to the Creeping Fig but has smaller leaves. Leaves are 1 ½ inch in size. The leaves are shaped like oak leaves which gives its common name. It is grown as a houseplant, in offices and in shopping malls. It is slow growing. There are many cultivars with different variegated leaves of this species. "Snowflake" is a cultivar with completely white leaves.
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Air Quality Improvement [1]  None
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Medium-Low
Shade Percentage [1]  86 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Herb
Height [1]  44 feet (13.3 m)
Width [1]  53 feet (16.2 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 10 Low Temperature: 30 F° (-1.1 C°) → 40 F° (4.4 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 177278 Hawaii, United States
South Atlantic Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 20317 South Carolina, United States  


External References

USDA Plant Profile


Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
8Food Habits of Formosan Rock Macaques (Macaca cyclopis) in Jentse, Northeastern Taiwan, Assessed by Fecal Analysis and Behavioral Observation, Hsiu-Hui Su and Ling-Ling Lee, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2001, pp. 359-377
9del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0