Ficus microcarpa

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Ficus microcarpa

Chinese Banyan

ficus microcarpa
Ficus microcarpa (Wikipedia)
"Curtain fig" redirects here. For the Queensland, Australia strangler fig attraction, see Curtain Fig Tree.
Ficus microcarpa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: F. microcarpa
Binomial name
Ficus microcarpa
L.f. 1782 not Vahl 1805
  • 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 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, Taiwan banyan, Indian laurel, curtain fig, or gajumaru (ガジュマル?), is a tree native in the range from China through Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan,[citation needed] the Malay Archipelago, New Guinea, Australia, the Ryukyu Islands, and New Caledonia.[citation needed] It is widely planted as a shade tree and frequently misidentified as F. retusa or as F. nitida (F. benjamina).

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