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Hi, I’m a Fig Tree:
In the Bible, Adam and Eve used its leaves to cover up. It is right under a fig tree that, according to mythology, Romulus and Remus were fed by the she-wolf. Plato was so fond of its fruits that he was nicknamed “fig eater”.
Spoiler alert. Figs are not fruit. What we call fruit is actually the inflorescence, the fruits are the single filaments contained within it. For pollination it uses the “fig wasp” which, in search of a place to lay its eggs, carries the pollen inside the fig and dies there, unable to get out. An enzyme in the fruit then breaks the wasp into proteins, while the larvae make their way out of the fruit and continue the life cycle of this strange insect.
Ficus carica L.
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*The value reported is an estimate of the CO2 absorbed during the first 15 years of the tree's life. Data provided by relevant scientific literature.