Ficus pumila

Ficus pumila (Wikipedia)

Ficus pumila, commonly known as the creeping fig or climbing fig, is a species of flowering plant in the mulberry family, native to East Asia (China, Japan, Vietnam) and naturalized in parts of the southeastern and south-central United States. It is also found in cultivation as a houseplant. The Latin specific epithet pumila means "dwarf", and refers to the very small leaves of the plant.

Creeping fig
Ficus pumila (Leafs).jpg
F. pumila foliage
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Ficeae
Genus: Ficus
Subgenus: F. subg. Synoecia
F. pumila
Binomial name
Ficus pumila
L. 1753 not Thunb. 1786
  • Ficus hanceana Maxim.
  • Ficus longipedicellata H.Perrier
  • Ficus pumila var. lutchuensis Koidz.
  • Ficus repens var. lutchuensis Koidz.
  • Ficus scandens Lam.
  • Ficus stipulata Thunb. 1786
  • Ficus stipulata Lem. 1843
  • Ficus vestita Desf.
  • Plagiostigma pumila Zucc.
  • Plagiostigma stipulata Zucc.
  • Tenorea heterophylla Gasp.
  • Urostigma scandens (Lam.) Liebm.
  • Varinga repens Raf.
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