Ficus citrifolia, Shortleaf Fig
EDIS Cover Volume 2010 Number 4 Aquaculture image
view on EDIS



How to Cite

Andreu, Michael G., Melissa H. Friedman, Mary McKenzie, Heather V. Quintana, and Robert J. Northrop. 2010. “Ficus Citrifolia, Shortleaf Fig: FOR 266/FR328, 6/2010”. EDIS 2010 (4). Gainesville, FL.


FOR 266, a 2-page fact sheet by Michael G. Andreu, Melissa H. Friedman, Mary McKenzie, Heather V. Quintana, and Robert J. Northrop, describes this semi-deciduous fig tree that is native to Florida and naturally found in tropical hammocks throughout south Florida, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the West Indies and some regions in Central America – scientific and common names, description, allergen, and applications. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, June 2010.

FOR 266/FR328: Ficus citrifolia, Shortleaf Fig (
view on EDIS


Austin, D. F. 2004. Florida ethnobotany. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Haehle, R. J. and J. Brookwell. 2004. Native Florida plants: Low-maintenance landscaping and gardening. Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing.

Gledhill, D. 1989. The names of plants (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge.

Nelson, G. 1994. The trees of Florida: A reference and field guide. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press.

Ogren, T. L. 2000. Allergy-free gardening: The revolutionary guide to healthy landscaping. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press.

Osorio, R. 2001. A gardener's guide to Florida's native plants. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.

The Institute for Regional Conservation. 2005-2008. Short-leaf fig, wild banyan tree. Retrieved from

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. (n.d.). Plants Database. Retrieved from