Siracusa, Somerset, home Posted on March 24, 2014 by hilarycustancegreen Can anyone tell me what these trees are? Or the ones in the top photo? Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
I don’t know, but they’re really cool-looking. 🙂
I know, they’re sort of pregnant.
Can’t help you here, but they are intriguing, aren’t they? As if they have a mystery of their own. Great photos. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks, I’m only a point and shoot photographer, but images give me great pleasure and the world is stash full of curiosities.
I haven’t a clue about the trees.
The top trees with aerial roots hanging down could be Moreton Bay figs. Nothing to do with the fruits of figs. They can grow huge. Lovely photos.
These were indeed huge, though the leaves weren’t at all fig-like… Looking for more pics on the Internet, I think you may be right. Many thanks!
If they aren’t banyans – I don’t know.
You have to give us a clue as to where they are growing ( Siracusa, Somerset… Italy?) – both look tropical. In the first the one on the left could be a mimosa (does it have tiny leaves?) . There appear to be large leaves of a bread fruit tree intertwined, but they have a different tree form. If both the left and right are the same species than I vote with previous comments of a banyan or tropical fig. The second photo of the spiny “pregnant ” tree I have seen at a botanic garden in Hawaii – I believe it is from Africa and it named after the hanging fruit ( not a “cannon ball” however – they are round).
Sorry. The big trees in the top picture and the bulgy trees with fruit are both in Siracusa, Sicily. I think the big trees (and both appeared to be the same species) are, as you and Gerald suggest, a form of fig. Neither are near the tropics, but on the Mediterranean so I was a bit curious. I will keep looking.