|Botanical classification of Figs (from Wikipedia)|
|Tribe: Ficeae (FICUS)||
The unique characteristics of Ficus Tribe (Wikipedia):
- The fig fruit is an enclosed inflorescence, sometimes referred to as a syconium, an urn-like structure lined on the inside with the fig's tiny flowers.
- The Fig tree has unique pollination system, involving tiny, highly specific wasps, known as fig wasps that enter via ostiole into the syconium containing these sub-closed inflorescences to both pollinate and lay their own eggs.
- Many have aerial roots and a distinctive shape or habit, and their fruits distinguish them from other plants.
- ...All fig trees possess a white to yellowish latex, some in copious quantities;.... Many used for rubber.