Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Ficus religiosa L.

Family: Moraceae Genus: Ficus Species: Ficus religiosa L.






Synonym Ficus caudata, Urostigma religiosum Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Peepal, Bo tree, bodhi tree, holy tree, scared fig Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Sacred Fig Tree, Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Khongnang (sana) Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruits are in pairs 1.5 cm in diameter and dark purple a smooth achene
Habitat Occurs in temples and local village a sacred tree to most hindus planted Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indo-China And Thailand Bark Details Bark grey, smooth and exudation milky
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 metres (98 ft) tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, spiral new leaves pink; stipules 1-1.5 cm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details