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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
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Jan-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • benjamin fig   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • benjamin-tree   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Java fig   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Javatree   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Malayan banyan   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • oval-leaf figtree   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • tropic-laurel   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • weeping fig   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • weeping-laurel   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • chui ye rong   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • chui ye rong   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Ficus benjamina var. benjamina]
  • cong mao chui ye rong   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Ficus benjamina var. nuda]
  • Benjamin-Feige   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • Benjamin-Gummibaum   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • Birkenfeige   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • waringin   (Source: Dict Gard ) – India (Hindi)
  • wariengien   (Source: Names Watson ) – Indonesian
  • beringan   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ficus-benjamina   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • figueira-benjamina   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • benjaminfikus   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Guangdong [s.w.], Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan [s.]
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India [e.]; Nepal
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory [n.], Queensland [n.e.]
    Southwestern Pacific: Solomon Islands

  • also cultivated




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 Database 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.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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