Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Ficus macrophylla Desf.

Frost tender, wide-spreading evergreen tree with aerial roots, some of which become props.  Oblong, leathery leaves are green above and paler beneath.  Figs are produced usually in pairs on mature trees in the open.  To 55m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Beadle].

Horticultural & Botanical History

It was listed under ‘new plants’ in The Gardeners Chronicle of 1853.  [Gard. Chron. 1853].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.447/1843].  There are a number of mature trees on the larger estate, outside the gardens.


Ficus macrophylla Roxb. (1814) = Ficus roxburghii Wall.

Ficus macrophylla Hort.Berol. ex Kunth & Bouche (1846) = Ficus anacardiifolia Kunth & Bouche

Published Mar 16, 2009 - 04:23 PM | Last updated Mar 18, 2010 - 01:25 PM

Family Moraceae
Region of origin


Common Name

Australian banyan, Moreton Bay fig

Name in the Camden Park Record

Ficus macrophyllus - Moreton Bay Fig

Confidence level high