Ficus microcarpa

COMMON NAME

Chinese banyan, Malayan banyan

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Moraceae

NOTES

Evergreen tree up to 30 m tall, with a rounded or flattened crown shape and numerous, slender aerial roots hanging down from the branches, and twigs. These roots eventually develop into stout, pillar roots. It is one type of strangler fig and may begin life as an epiphyte. This species resembles Ficus benjamina, but its twigs do not droop and the leaf tip is usually more blunt.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Native to Sri Lanka, India, southern China, Insulinde, Ryukyu Islands, Australia and New Caledonia

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows in widely varying locations, from rocky sea coasts to limestone hills, and from swampy ground near the sea to montane forest.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

tropical.theferns.info

www.nparks.gov.sg



Ficus microcarpa