Wild Fig, (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae

Its Wild Arms Raised Insanely Overhead
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A huge, wide tree whose limbs extended high and wide overhead. If a tree could ever be insane, this one certainly appeared as if it was.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:19:50 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_2006
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Its Trunk Where It Emerged From Dirt
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The trunk of the Wild Fig where it emerged from the ground. The tree has a single trunk, but one with complex whorls and overlays.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:14:58 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1988
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The Tree Began To Branch Low
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This Wild Fig began to branch low to the ground, no more than a meter up or so.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:15:50 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1989
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Up Higher It Grew Bizarre
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A little over head-height, this Wild Fig began to grow in a bizarre manner.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:15:05 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1991
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A Tree Easy To Anthropomorphize
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The strange way this tree grew allowed one to anthropomorphize into frightening humanesque forms.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:15:08 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1992
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Up Higher The Branches Began To Normalize
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Up higher overhead the branches of this Wild Fig began to subdue and appear almost normal again.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:15:23 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1993
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High Overhead Normally Wild Branches
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High overhead, the upper branches of this Wild Fig appeared wind-blown, even though the day was still.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:15:39 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1994
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Leaves Were At The Top
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The leaves of this Wild Fig were clustered only at the top of the branches.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:15:42 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1995
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Its Leaves In Sunlight
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The leaves of the Wild Fig sprouted from the ends of branches.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:15:50 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1997
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Close-up Of Leaf Pair
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A close-up view of a leaf pair with a new leaf just beginning to grow and form in the middle.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:16:12 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1999
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The Trunk Of Another Wild Fig
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The trunk of another Wild Fig grew in the middle of a small park-like area with seating around it and a view of the water.


Wild Fig (Ficus tonduzii) Moraceae   •  Called Chilamate in Nicaragua   •  Charco Verde on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:16:43 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_2002
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