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Taxon: Ficus benjamina L.

 
Genus: Ficus
Section: Conosycea
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Ficeae
Nomen number: 16785
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 1:129. 1767
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 13 (4 active, 4 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; shade/shelter (fide F Viti; F Ceylon)
  • Invertebrate food: lac insects

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Guangdong Sheng (s.w.), Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Guizhou Sheng, Hainan Sheng, Yunnan Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan (s.)

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India (e.), Nepal
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland (n.e.), Northern Territory (n.)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  4. George, A. S., ed. 1980-. Flora of Australia.
  5. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  8. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  9. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  10. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  11. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  12. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  13. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  15. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  16. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  17. Watson, J. F. 1868. Index to the native and scientific names of Indian and other eastern economic plants and products
  18. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Ficus benjamina L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds inside fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=16785. Accessed 5 December 2019.