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Moraceae

Moraceae Gaudich. - Mulberry Family

1. Ficus altissima Bl.

(Ficus laccifera, Ficus latifolia, Urostigma altissimum, Urostigma lacciferum)

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ficus altissima, commonly known as the council tree, is a species of flowering plant, a fig tree in the family Moraceae. It is a large, stately evergreen tree and is native to southeastern Asia.

LinkFicus altissima in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2015
LinkTrunk of a fig tree (Ficus altissima) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2015
LinkFig tree (Ficus altissima) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 3, 2016
LinkEntangled branches of fig tree (Ficus altissima) on its trunk in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 3, 2016

2. Ficus benghalensis L.

(Ficus banyana, Ficus chauvieri, Ficus cotoneifolia, Ficus crassinervia, Ficus indica, Ficus krishnae, Ficus lasiophylla, Ficus umbrifera, Ficus umbrosa, Perula benghalensis, Urostigma bengalense)

Common names: Indian Banyan

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ficus benghalensis, commonly known as the Indian banyan, is a tree which is native to the Indian subcontinent. Specimens in India are among the largest trees in the world by canopy coverage.

LinkIndian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) fig tree with fruits at Mousa Bin Nusair Street, Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, June 1, 2013
LinkSikkat Al Mirsal with Indian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) fig tree near Mansoura Street, Najma area. Doha, Qatar, June 7, 2013
LinkTrunk of Indian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkIndian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkFruits of Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) near Al Istiqlal Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 11, 2014
LinkLeaf of Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)(?) near Al Istiqlal Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 11, 2014
LinkBanyan (Ficus benghalensis)(?) fruits near Al Istiqlal Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 25, 2014
LinkFicus benghalensis(?) near Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, October 20, 2014
LinkTrunk of Indian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkTrunk of Indian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 1, 2015
LinkTrunk texture of Indian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 1, 2015
LinkIndian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2015
LinkIndian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) in Aspire Park at early morning. Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2015

3. Ficus carica carica L.

(Caprificus insectifera, Ficus burdigalensis, Ficus caprificus, Ficus colchica, Ficus communis, Ficus hyrcana, Ficus kopetdagensis, Ficus latifolia, Ficus leucocarpa, Ficus macrocarpa, Ficus pachycarpa, Ficus praecox, Ficus regina, Ficus silvestris)

Common names: Fig, teen Barshomi

Extract from Wikipedia article: The common fig (Ficus carica) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Ficus, from the family Moraceae, known as the common fig (or just the fig), انجیر (Urdu), அத்தி (Tamil), anjeer (Hindi), dumur (Bengali), תאנה (Hebrew) and تين (Arabic). It is the source of the fruit also called the fig, and as such is an important crop in those areas where it is grown commercially. Native to the Middle East and western Asia, it has been sought out and cultivated since ancient times, and is now widely grown throughout the temperate world, both for its fruit and as an ornamental plant.

LinkDusty fig tree (Ficus carica) on Barzan Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2014
LinkYoung fig tree (Ficus carica) in a lane behind Abdullah Bin Thani Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 28, 2014

4. Ficus religiosa L.

(Ficus caudata, Ficus peepul, Ficus rhynchophylla, Ficus superstitiosa, Urostigma affine, Urostigma religiosa)

Common names: Lisan-el-asforr, Sacred fig, Bo-Tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ficus religiosa or sacred fig is a species of fig native to Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, south-west China and Indochina. It belongs to the Moraceae, the fig or mulberry family. It is also known as the Bo-Tree (from the Sanskrit Bodhi: "wisdom", "enlightened", and as a Sinhalization of this the Sinhala Bo) or Peepal or Pippal (in India and Nepal).

LinkSacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) tree with brown bark near Abdullah Bin Thani Street, Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 1, 2013
LinkSacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) with brown bark at Sikkat Abu Thila, Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2013
LinkIron door with sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) on Abdul Aziz Bin Ahmed Street, Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, May 11, 2013
LinkLarge sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) in an alley parallel to Abdullah Bin Thani Street, Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, May 24, 2013
LinkApartment gate with a green tree sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) at Ibn Al Haitham Street, Fereej Abdel Aziz area. Doha, Qatar, May 24, 2013
LinkIron gate with a large sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) at Ibn Abdul Salam Street, Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, June 1, 2013
LinkSacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) at Sikkat Al Jawhar, Najma area. Doha, Qatar, June 7, 2013
LinkBrown bark of Sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) near Abdullah Bin Thani Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkSacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) on Zurara Bin Amir Street in Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2014
LinkBrown bark of Sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) in a lane behind Abdullah Bin Thani Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 28, 2014
LinkShoots of Sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) on Umm Wishad Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 28, 2014
LinkSacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) on Al Istiqlal Street Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkLeaves of sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) on Al Istiqlal Street Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkLeaf venation of sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkSeedling of sacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) growing from stone fence in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 3, 2015
LinkSacred fig (Bo-Tree, Ficus religiosa) near a stone fence on Al Intisar Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 3, 2016
LinkLeaves of sacred fig (Ficus religiosa) on Al Intisar Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 3, 2016

5. Morus alba L.

(Morus arabica, Morus atropurpurea, Morus bullata, Morus byzantina, Morus chinensis, Morus colombassa, Morus constantinopolitana, Morus cucullata, Morus dulcis, Morus fastigiata, Morus furcata, Morus guzziola, Morus heterophylla, Morus hispanica, Morus intermedia, Morus italica, Morus japonica, Morus kaki, Morus laciniata, Morus latifolia, Morus levasseurei, Morus lhou, Morus lucida, Morus macrophylla, Morus mariettii, Morus membranacea, Morus moretti, Morus morettiana, Morus nana, Morus nervosa, Morus nigriformis, Morus patavia, Morus patavina, Morus pumila, Morus romana, Morus rubra, Morus serotina, Morus serrata, Morus sinensis, Morus stylosa, Morus subalba, Morus tatarica, Morus tokwa, Morus tortuosa, Morus venassaini, Morus venosa)

Common names: Tout Abaid, white mulberry

Extract from Wikipedia article: Morus alba, known as white mulberry, is a short-lived, fast-growing, small to medium sized mulberry tree, which grows to 10–20 m tall. The species is native to northern China, and is widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere. It is known as शहतूत in Hindi,Tuta in Sanskrit, Tuti in Marathi, Dut in Turkish and Toot in Persian and in Armenian.

LinkLeaf of white mulberry (Morus alba) taken from Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 15, 2014
LinkWhite mulberry (Morus alba) on Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 11, 2014
LinkFruits of white mulberry (Morus alba) on Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2014
LinkBranches of white mulberry (Morus alba) on Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2014
LinkRipening fruits of white mulberry (Morus alba) on Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2014
LinkBacklit leaf of white mulberry (Morus alba) taken from a roadside of Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2014
LinkFlowers of white mulberry (Morus alba) on Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2015
LinkFruits of white mulberry (Morus alba) on dead end on Al Khair Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkRipening white mulberry (Morus alba) on dead end on Al Khair Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkClose up of fruits of white mulberry (Morus alba) on dead end on Al Khair Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkWhite mulberry (Morus alba) in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 24, 2016

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