Ficus brandegeei

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This is a “rock strangling fig” species native to Baja California and Central America- growing alongside ficus petiolaris and palmerei. The caudex is massive naturally on this species and highly conducive to bonsai forms. These are well developed seed grown plants in 2 gallon pots. 

I found that San Marco growers had provided one of the best summaries of taxonomical provenance and I will cure them here:

”This species name was originally proposed as Ficus brandegei (ending with a single "e" before the "I") by Paul Carpenter Standley in "The Mexican and Central American Species of Ficus" published by the U.S. National Herbarium in 1917 based on the type in the herbarium of the University of California (no 142205) that was collected at San José del Cabo, Lower California, Mexico September 15 1899 by Townshend Stith Brandegee (1843-1925) who also previously collected the plant at the same location in 1890. Brandegee (whose first name is sometimes spelled Townsend but is usually referred to just as T.S.) was a 19th century botanist who explored and botanized Mexico and the south western US, including our own Santa Barbara Channel Islands. More recent treatment of this plant by Dr. Cornelis C. Berg of the Norwegian Arboretum, the author of the section on Moraceae in "The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons" edited by Urs Eggli and published in 2002, includes Ficus brandegei and F. palmeri with the central Mexican species Ficus petiolaris, noting that the presence or absence of hairs on various plant parts was not a viable characteristic to distinguish the plants as this variability was common throughout the genus Ficus.”

 San Marco growers Ficus brandegeei 

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