Ficus benjamina L.

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (Mulberry Or Fig Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJEER FAMILY (अंजीर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MORACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Ficus nitida Thunb.; Ficus comosa Roxb.; Ficus benjamina var. nuda (Miq.) M.F.Barrett
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ficus benjamina L.
  • Common name : Benjamin tree, Java Fig, Golden Fig, Weeping Fig, Benjamin Fig.
  • Vernacular name : Malai Ichi (Tamil); Jili, vellal (Malayalam); Konda golugu, Konda juvi, Putra juvi (Telugu); Malai ichi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains to hills up to 1000m. A number of variants of this species are often found in gardens and avenues
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Mediterranean
  • World Distribution : India, Bhutan, China, Bangaladesh, Malesia to Solomon Islands, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, N. Ausralia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; J.V Sudhakar, N. Chandramohan Reddy, G.V.S Murthy (2017). Figs of Eastern Ghats, India. pp.108-110.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ficus benjamina. Downloaded on 27 September 2020.

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