Commonly known as the Curtain Figs (Ficus virens),
like all figs they have edible fruit. Found in the subtropical rainforest of the
Atherton Tablelands of Queensland, it is also the dominant specie in the
subtropical rainforest of north eastern New South Wales.
Also referred to as
the Strangler Fig, the Curtain Fig send roots
to the forest floor, but in a particularly dramatic type of
growth, the host tree falls against another tree, which
enable the Curtain Fig to capture that tree with its roots.
This can happen several times, creating the curtain effect
with the roots.
Australia has many fine example of Stranglers Figs including the Curtain Fig
Tree (Ficus virens) at