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    Somebody is selling the dried leaves of this tree on eBay as fig leaves. I told them it was not a fig but a paper mulberry. They responded back that it has fruited... and pointed out that the leaf margins are smooth rather than finely toothed. So if not a paper mulberry what could it be it? The seller is in Spring Hill Florida.
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    That person is selling that fig locally on Craigslist as Atreano. The pic was small and grainy on CL, so I thought it was pic quality that made the leaves look like that.

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    • #3
      The seller wants this to be a fig so badly. They are now using another pic that does look much like a fig leaf because the pointed tips are cropped out... I responded one more time before I wash my hands and flag the item.
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      • #4
        OK. They took down the listing, said they do and will continue to sell them to neighbors... Yikes, I hope there is nothing poisonous growing in their yard!
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        • #5
          They said it fruited.. but no fruit pictures? I'm new to figs but it doesn't look much like any fig leaves I have seen.
          Phil
          Zone 7A - Newark, DE; Zone 8A - Wilmington, NC;

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          • #6
            Maybe this tree grew as a weed underneath a fig tree? Tough to understand what is actually going on...

            Dear Sir I looked up this paper mulberry tree I can see why you thought that ,My fig trees have already had fruit, not red flowers like the mulberry tree, and have totally different stems then the mulberry tree , My stems are green color and a totally different shape even my large ones, They never look like a tree or bush .The Mulberry leaves also have small jagged teeth on the edges ,Our fig trees leaves are smooth, This mulberry tree is interesting though, thank you again .
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            • drphil69
              drphil69 commented
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              The stems are very green, even older growth down low. You have my curiosity peaked...

          • #7
            I was in Springhill today I should have swung by and had a look.
            Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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            • hoosierbanana
              hoosierbanana commented
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              You might not leave if you have a glass tea ; )

          • #8
            It is a Chinese Parasol tree. Not poisonous but not a traditional tea ingredient either .
            This plant identifier is great:
            http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Trees

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            • #9
              Good work. The leaves sure didn't look like anything in the Moraceae.
              SoCal, zone 10.
              www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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              • #10
                If you find it in the internet then it must be true.

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