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Taxon: Ficus religiosa L.

Genus: Ficus section: Urostigma
Family: Moraceae tribe: Ficeae
Nomen number: 16962
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1059. 1753
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: 3 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.

Common names:

  • botree   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • peepultree   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • sacred fig   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • pu ti shu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • arbre de Dieu   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • figuier de pagodes   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • Bobaum   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • heiliger Feigenbaum   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • indischer Pepulbaum   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • Pepulbaum   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • pipal   (Source: Websters Dict ) – India (Hindi)
  • pipul   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – India (Hindi)
  • fico del diavolo   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Italian
  • figueira-dos-pagodes   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • figueira-religiosa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • higuera de agua   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Spanish
  • tempelfikus   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India [n.]; Nepal; Pakistan
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand [n.]; Vietnam [n.]

  • also cultivated



Check other web resources for Ficus religiosa L.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.

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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.
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