1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus benjamina L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Taiwan to Tropical Asia and N. Australia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

    Introduced into:

    Cayman Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Florida, Haiti, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Society Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

    Ficus benjamina L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2013 I Made Maduarta (Pung) [IMM 199], Lesser Sunda Is. K000734542
    Oct 1, 1958 s.coll. [s.n.], Lesser Sunda Is. K001050354
    Oct 1, 1958 s.coll. [s.n.], Lesser Sunda Is. K001050355
    Papua New Guinea 13117.000
    Lambert, F.R. [C A3], Malaysia 52648.000
    Lambert, F.R. [s.n.], Malaysia 52685.000
    Lambert, F.R. [A81], Malaysia 52706.000
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4503] K001039177
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4503], India K001039178
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4503], India K001039179
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4503], India K001039180
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4503] K001039181
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4523], Malaysia Ficus nitida K001039231
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4523], Nepal Ficus nitida K001039232
    De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 4523] Ficus nitida K001039234
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4523], India Ficus nitida K001039228
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4523], India Ficus nitida K001039230
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4523] Ficus nitida K001039233
    Aug 1, 1958 Cuming, H. [1932], Philippines Ficus benjamina var. nuda K001050700
    Nov 1, 1956 Salvosa, F. [28480], Philippines Ficus benjamina var. nuda K001050699

    First published in Mant. Pl.: 129 (1767)

    Accepted by

    • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2012). Nova Silva Cusatlantica. Árboles natinos e introducidos de El Salvador. Parte 2: Angiospermae - Familias M a P y Pteridophyta Englera 29-2: 1-300.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Chaudhary, L.B., Sudhakar, J.V., Kumar, A., Bajpai, O., Tiwari, R. & Murthy, G.V.S. (2012). Synopsis of the genus Ficus L. (Moraceae) in India Taiwania 57: 193-216.
    • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997). Flora of North America North of Mexico 3: 1-590. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2012). Nova Silva Cusatlantica. Árboles natinos e introducidos de El Salvador. Parte 2: Angiospermae - Familias M a P y Pteridophyta Englera 29-2: 1-300.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Chaudhary, L.B., Sudhakar, J.V., Kumar, A., Bajpai, O., Tiwari, R. & Murthy, G.V.S. (2012). Synopsis of the genus Ficus L. (Moraceae) in India Taiwania 57: 193-216.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997). Flora of North America North of Mexico 3: 1-590. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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