Giving a Fig

The complicated relationship between figs and fig wasps

Among my collection of plants from Far North Queensland and Cape York Peninsula are two ring ins. One is Hibiscus insularis, a tree hibiscus from tiny Phillip Island a few kilometres south of Norfolk Island in the SW Pacific Ocean. The other is Ficus podocarpifolia, a scrawny scrambling fig from the red rock gorges of the Mitchell Plateau of…



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Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: