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 benjamina L.

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






Synonym Ficus haematocarpa, Urostigma benjaminum Flower Color White
Common Name Benjamin's fig, Ficus tree Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Weeping Fig, Golden Fig, Benjamin,s Fig Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Khongnang Bot Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Nut
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit round nut small yellowish to orange when fully ripe
Habitat Occurs in parks and other urban situations such as wide roads often cultivated. Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, China and Malaysia Bark Details Light-grey young twigs slender, brownish and glabrous
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 tree reaching 30 metres (98 ft) tall in natural conditions, with gracefully drooping branchlets and glossy leaves 6–13 cm (2–5 in) oval with an acuminate tip Leaf Details Leaves 8-10cm long with acuminate tip, petiole 1 cm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details