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Cape Fig, Broom Cluster Fig
A large, cauliflorous tree with a massive, spreading crown and a huge, buttressed trunk, widespread in forests and woodlands in tropical and southern Africa and the southwestern Arabian peninsula, where it is most frequently encountered in highland areas to 2500 m. The large, ovate leaves are attractive red when young. The sweet, purplish, edible fruits grow on the trunk and lower branches. They can be eaten raw or made into jams. In cultivation it is best suited to warm temperate and tropical climates in USDA Zones 10 and above.