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Figs

The Genus Ficus, 1st Edition

By Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen

CRC Press

416 pages

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With a history as ancient as any cultivated fruit, many believe the fig has been with us even longer than the pomegranate. The Ficus constitutes one of the largest and hardiest genera of flowering plants featuring as many as 750 species. Although the extraordinary mutualism between figs and their pollinating wasps has received much attention, the p

Table of Contents

Introduction. Overview of the Ficus genus. Fruits. Leaves and stems. Latex. Aerial roots. Roots and bark. Wasps. Figs and humankind.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science