Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo), Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Central African Republic, Angola, Benin, etc. as per Catalogue of Life;


Trianlge Leaf Fig: 3 images.

Near Shridi Sai baba Mandir, Ulsoor

ficus triangularis


Natal Fig is a short fig tree, cultivated as a shrub, reaching around 3 m tall.
It has triangular (rarely obovate), thick, bright green leaves. It produces yellow figs that are eaten by birds.
The species name natalensis refers to the plants origin in Natal, a province in east South Africa.

It´s a very similar plant, possibly closely related to Ficus deltoidea (Delta Fig). They share the same leaf shape and round, yellow figs. An interesting feature of the Natal Fig is that the mid vein of the leaf forks just before reaching the tip.


More. 4 images.

Ficus taken at a plant nursery at Nasik.

A potted plant around 3-4 feet in height.
Name given was ‘Ficus panda’.

Kindly confirm id.

Ficus natalensis (the triangle leaf fig) i suppose…

Ficus triangularis

My question is both the species of Ficus stated above has triangle leaf

how to differentiate?

This does look like Ficus triangularis to me.

… this is Ficus natalensis!!

After checking on Google search, none of the pictures shown resemble Ficus natalensis.
Rather they resemble Ficus triangularis.
Experts kindly verify.

… please look at the stalk of fruit. It is much longer in traingularis and shorter in natalensis.

Flowers of India

I too think that this is F. natalensis

Further, this would be a subspecies of F. natalensis, as … pointed out ie. Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii (Miq.) C.C.Berg. If so, F triangularis is a synonym of Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii (Miq.) C.C.Berg.

Requesting to please ID this plant captured at the Flower Show 2014 at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai in February 2014.

Is it a ficus? The shape of the leaf is very peculiar..

Ficus triangularis

Natal Fig ‘Variegata’ 

Thank you … for ID…..

Is it Ficus natalensis ssp. leprieurii??

I don’t think so.

There seems to be some confusion…….
The plant list lists Ficus triangularis as a synonym of Ficus natalensis ssp. leprieurii…..

Ficus triangularis is not an accepted name…

Id of Tree -ID13072020SH1 -Ficus Sp.? : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 mb.
Tree for id pl. Maybe one of the Ficus Species.??
Location -BPT Garden, Mumbai
Date – April 2011

Ficus deltoidea Jack !

Thanks … Never heard of this species.

Re: Ficus deltoidea

I think Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii rather than Ficus deltoidea as per images and details herein.


Ficus Species for ID : Nasik : 25MAR21 : AK-07: 3 images.
A cultivated, potted plant seen at a nursery in Nasik.

There seems to be some confusion with the Species name.
… had posted a similar one from Flower Show.
Ficus triangularis suggested by …

Full scientific name: Ficus natalensis subspecies leprieuri, also known as Ficus triangularis variegata as per toptropicals.com: Item no. 6598 



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