Monday 21 April 2014

The Fig Tree

With 800 species in the genus Ficus, figs are the largest genera of flowering plants. They serve as the keystone species in several ecosystems in the country, feeding a wide array of frugivores such as birds, monkeys and bats and forming the very cradle of life in most of wild India. Here's a little ode to the fig!

Published in The Hindu Business Line this Saturday. 

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