Sycamore Fig

Gewone trosvy – Ficus sycomorus

  • It has a fig wasp
  • Fruits found on the stem are rich and juicy – eaten by rhino, warthogs, monkeys, baboons antelope and birds
  • In the past the soft wood was used as a friction base for fire starting
  • Buttress roots are common therefore some trees have a circumference of 20m
  • Wood used for the making of drums
  • Brews of bark and leaves used for chest complaints, inflammation, and diarrhea