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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Ficus benjamina Linn.

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






Synonym Ficus haematocarpa Blume Ex Decne., Urostigma benjaminum (Linn.) Miq. Flower Color White
Common Name Pukar, Benjamin tree Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Weeping Fig, Golden Fig, Benjamin,s Fig Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Pukar Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up To 1500m Fruit Type Nut
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit Round Nut Small Yellowish To Orange When Fully Ripe
Habitat Grow In Parks And Other Urban Situations, Such As Wide Roads, It Is Often Cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Nepal, India, Bangla Desh, Burma, S. China, Malaysia Bark Details Light-grey Young Twigs Slender, Brownish, Glabrous
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Manimajara and Daria, Sector 18, Sector 19, Sector 43, Sector 45 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Trees Up to 20 m tall, epiphytic in early life.Bark smooth with drooping branches producing aerial roots which can develop into new trunks. Leaves simple, alternate, elliptical, thick and 3-4 inches long with acuminate tip. Petiole 1 cm long. Stipules lanceolate. Inflorescence hypathodium. Figs axillary on leafy branches, solitary or paired, red or yellow when mature, globose, glabrous or pubescent, base attenuate into stalk, sessile, involucral bracts inconspicuous, glabrous, persistent. Male, gall and female flowers within the same fig. Male flowers shortly pedicellate. Stamens 1, filament rather long. Gall flowers many, narrowly spatulate. Ovary ovoid, smooth, short. Female flowers sessile. Calyx lobes 3, shortly spatulate. Stigma enlarged. Achenes ovoid-reniform, shorter than persistent style. Syconus fruit Leaf Details 8-10cm Long With Acuminate Tip, Petiole 1 Cm Long

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