Ficus elastica (Moraceae), the rubber tree

Ficus elastica (Moraceae), the rubber tree

Ficus elastica tree on south end of Gorée. Yaya says the Wolof name for this tree is "bintini" or "bentene", and that the French name is "sablier". The latex can be used as glue, and the "milk" can be put on a sore or on a bad tooth to relieve pain.

Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica growing along wall.

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