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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Ficus pertusa (camuchín, gamuchín)


Large Ficus pertusa east of Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt


Ficus pertusa engulfing a fence east of Alamos, Sonora. This tree has numerous aerial roots. Photo: Mark Dimmitt


Leaves of Ficus pertusa. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Fruit of Ficus pertusa. Photo: Mark Dimmitt


Ficus pertusa trunk with aerial roots; east of Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

 


Two figs growing together. Ficus pertusa has the lighter bark; the darker one is probably F. trigonata. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Canopies of the pair of figs in the image at left. The Ficus pertusa is on the right. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Left and above: Huge Ficus pertusa growing on the side of an ancient brick building in Aduana (near Alamos), Sonora. The building was recently renovated and the fig was preserved as part of the architecture and landscape. Photos: Mark Dimmitt