Sp. Pl. 2: 1059 (1753) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Deciduous, branching tree to 10 m high, often producing suckers. Leaves alternate, ovate, palmately 3–7 lobed; apex rounded to obtuse; margin subentire to crenate; base cordate to truncate; lamina (5–)10–20(–35) cm long, (5–)10–10(–35) cm wide, hispid to subglabrous above, puberulous below, tomentose on the veins; petiole 4–12 cm long; stipules 0.5–1.5 cm long, minutely ciliate. Figs axillary or on the previous seasons growth, solitary, subglobose, pear-shaped or obovoid, c. 30–60 mm long, puberulous, purple when mature, edible; osteole raised with protruding apical bracts; basal bracts 3, apex 2–3-lobed; lateral bracts absent. Flowers mainly during summer.
*CVU, *EGL, *GipP, *HSF, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP. Native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated for fruit, seedlings occasionally recorded in nearby bushland throughout the east of the state.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||introduced|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|