Ficus benjamina L.

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Ficus benjamina
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus benjamina L.
  • Common name : Benjamin Fig, Java Fig
  • Collection Nos : KFP 8254
  • Key identification features : A large tree with few or no aerial roots. Bark showing a characteristic pattern of lenticels. Leaves are ovate-elliptic, thinly coriaceous, bluntly acuminate at apex. Base is rounded and sub-acute, glabrous. Figs are in axillary pairs, sessile, globose or ovoid, smooth, 7-10 cm in diameter, red when ripe.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Indo-Malayan
  • Comments : Three varieties of the species and numerous ornamental hybrids are distinguished causing much confusion. Planted often as an ornamental tree and Avenue Tree.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Mysore, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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