Chinese Banyan

Ficus microcarpa (Wikipedia)

Ficus microcarpa
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F. microcarpa
Binomial name
Ficus microcarpa
L.f. 1782
Synonyms
  • Ficus aggregata Vahl
  • Ficus amblyphylla (Miq.) Miq.
  • Ficus cairnsii Warb.
  • Ficus condaravia Buch.-Ham.
  • Ficus dahlii K.Schum.
  • Ficus dictyophleba F.Muell. ex Benth.
  • Ficus dilatata Miq.
  • Ficus dyctiophleba F.Muell. ex Miq.
  • Ficus littoralis Blume
  • Ficus naumannii Engl.
  • Ficus regnans Diels
  • Ficus retusa auct.
  • Ficus retusiformis H.Lév.
  • Ficus rubra Roth nom. illeg.
  • Ficus thynneana F.M.Bailey
  • Urostigma amblyphyllum Miq.
  • Urostigma microcarpum (L. f.) Miq.

Ficus microcarpa, also known as Chinese banyan, Malayan banyan, Indian laurel, curtain fig, or gajumaru (ガジュマル), is a tree in the fig family Moraceae. It is native in a range from China through tropical Asia and the Caroline Islands to Australia. It is widely planted as a shade tree and frequently misidentified as F. retusa or as F. nitida (F. benjamina).

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