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Rubber Tree - Ficus

Rubber tree is a misnomer here. I feel quite certain this tree does not produce rubber. I've been advised it is actually a magnolia tree. I called it a rubber tree because the leaf structure so closely resembled a distinct variety of home and office plants that were so popular in the 1950's. Then I thought it resembled a certain variety of an avocado tree, but my research indicated that it belonged to the ficus family. I never saw flowers on this tree and the magnolia trees in our neighborhood have a much smaller leaf structure and produce beautiful tulip blossoms.

Photos of some magnolia trees are at http://www.pbase.com/hjsteed/foliage_tulip_tree


Rubber Tree on East 10th Street
Rubber Tree on East 10th Street
Rubber Tree Foliage on East 10th Street
Rubber Tree Foliage on East 10th Street
Rubber Tree Foliage on East 10th Street
Rubber Tree Foliage on East 10th Street
Magnolia Tree Bud
Magnolia Tree Bud