Ficus benjamina L.
var. benjamina

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Synonyms: Ficus nitida Thunb.
Ficus retusa L. var. nitida (Thunb.) Miq.
Urostigma benjamina (L.) Miq.
Common names: Weeping fig (English)
Description: Evergreen tree up to 30 m tall but usually much smaller as a planted tree. Branchlets gracefully drooping. Leaves c. 6 cm long, elliptic-ovate, glossy dark green above, paler below, leathery, hairless; lateral veins very fine, parallel, numerous; apex drawn out into a very long tip. Figs in axillary pairs, sessile, lacking a 'neck', spherical, 8-12 × 7-10 mm, usually ripening red or pink, sometimes pale yellow. See var. nuda for the differences in that variety.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Southeast Asia and Australia.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 256 - 259. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus benjamina
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ficus benjamina
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus benjamina
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ficus benjamina
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iNaturalist: Ficus benjamina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus benjamina
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus benjamina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus benjamina
Plants of the World Online: Ficus benjamina
Tropicos: Ficus benjamina
Wikipedia: Ficus benjamina

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ficus benjamina var. benjamina., retrieved 28 May 2024

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