Weeping Fig

Ficus benjamina houseplant with different colored green and variegated leaves. Natural background

Ficus benjamina

Ficus_benjamina (Wikipedia)

Ficus benjamina
Ficus benjamina2.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Rosales
Family:Moraceae
Tribe:Ficeae
Genus:Ficus
Subgenus:F. subg. Urostigma
Species:
F. benjamina
Binomial name
Ficus benjamina
L. 1767
Ficus benjamina distribution.jpg
Range of the species Ficus benjamina.
Synonyms
Synonymy
  • Ficus benjamina var. bracteata Corner
  • Ficus benjamina var comosa (Roxb.) Kurz
  • Ficus benjamina subsp. comosa (Roxb.) Panigrahi & Murti
  • Ficus benjamina var. comosa King
  • Ficus benjamina var. haematocarpa (Blume ex Decne.) Miq.
  • Ficus benjamina var. nuda (Miq.) M.F.Barrett
  • Ficus benjamina f. warringiana M.F.Barrett
  • Ficus comosa Roxb.
  • Ficus cuspidatocaudata Hayata
  • Ficus dictyophylla Wall. [Invalid]
  • Ficus haematocarpa Blume ex Decne.
  • Ficus lucida Aiton
  • Ficus neglecta Decne.
  • Ficus nepalensis Blanco
  • Ficus nitida Thunb.
  • Ficus notobor Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. [Invalid]
  • Ficus nuda (Miq.) Miq.
  • Ficus papyrifera Griff.
  • Ficus parvifolia Oken
  • Ficus pendula Link
  • Ficus pyrifolia Salisb. [Illegitimate]
  • Ficus reclinata Desf.
  • Ficus retusa var. nitida (Thunb.) Miq.
  • Ficus striata Roth
  • Ficus umbrina Elmer
  • Ficus xavieri Merr.
  • Urostigma benjaminum var. nudum Miq.
  • Urostigma neglectum Miq. Unresolved
  • Urostigma nudum Miq.

Ficus benjamina, commonly known as weeping fig, benjamin fig or ficus tree, and often sold in stores as just ficus, is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to Asia and Australia. It is the official tree of Bangkok. A recently described variety, Ficus benjamina var. Bracteata is found in uplifted coral forests of southern Taiwan. The species is also naturalized in the West Indies and in the states of Florida and Arizona in the United States. In its native range, its small fruit are favored by some birds, such as the superb fruit dove, wompoo fruit dove, pink-spotted fruit dove, ornate fruit dove, orange-bellied fruit dove, Torresian imperial pigeon, and purple-tailed imperial pigeon.

Weeping Fig (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

weeping fig (plural weeping figs)

  1. A species of ornamental tree also grown in containers indoors, Ficus benjamina.
    Synonym: Benjamin fig
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