National Geographic : 1930 May
Photograph by Dr. David Fairchild THE MONSTER FIG OF OROTAVA, HALF GROWN A native of the Himalayas, this amazing fig tree (Ficus roxburghii) has found a thoroughly congenial climate in Tenerife, and a large tree in the Botanic Garden is fruiting from its roots on the ground up into its branches. It is a cousin of the figs of commerce (see text, page 614). Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien THE CHURCH OF SANAUGUSTIN AT ICOD DE LOS VINOS The village is situated on agreat slope and commands excellent views of the famous Peak of Tenerife. Near thechurch isadragon tree meas ing approximately 47 feet in circumference atthebase ofthetrunk and estimated by some to be 3,000years old (see, also, page 613).