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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Ficus cotinifolia (strangler fig, nacapul, camuchín)


Ficus cotinifolia roots encircling its host tree, a sabino (Taxodium distichum mexicanum) on the Río Cuchujaqui. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Ficus cotinifolia strangling a palm tree on the grounds of the Hacienda de los Santos hotel in Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Leaves of Ficus cotinifolia. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Ficus cotinifolia near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Ficus cotinifolia as a banyan, Arroyo Huirotal, Alamos, Sonora. Photo: T.R. Van Devender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Above: Ficus cotinifolia strangling a sabino (Taxodium distichum mexicanum) on the Río Cuchujaqui. Right: The base of the same pair of trees; the sabino has the dark, rough bark. Photos: Mark Dimmitt