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Genus Ficus

Ficus is a genus of about 800 species of trees, shrubs, scrambling climbers, creepers, and epiphytes which are native to the tropics and subtropics. They are collectively known as fig trees. Ficus is by far the largest genus in the family Moraceae and one of the largest genera of flowering plants. Some of the best-known figs include Ficus religiosa, the sacred fig which is of religious significance in Buddhism; Ficus carica, the common fig which produces multiple fruits that are commercially important; Ficus benghalensis, the…

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