Taxon: Ficus benghalensis L.

 
Genus: Ficus
Section: Conosycea
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Ficeae
Nomen number: 16783
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1059. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Jan-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Environmental: shade/shelter ()
  • Invertebrate food: lac insects ()
  • Materials: fiber ()
  • Materials: wood ()
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):281. 1999; Herbs Commerce ed2; Biodiv Conserv 13:459. 2004)
  • Social: religious/secular (sacred to Hindus fide Pl Book; Dict Econ Pl)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  7. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  8. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  10. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  11. Kala, C. P. et al. 2004. Prioritization of medicinal plants on the basis of available knowledge, existing practices and use value status in Uttaranchal, India Biodivers. & Conservation 13:459.
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):281.
  16. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  19. Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson 1976. Flora of Hassan district. (F Hassan) 80.
  20. Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)

Check other web resources for Ficus benghalensis L. :

  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=16783. Accessed 27 April 2018.