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Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)

Synonyms: Ficus benjamina subsp. comosa; Ficus benjamina var. comosa; Ficus benjamina var. haematocarpa; Ficus benjamina var. nuda; Ficus comosa; Ficus cuspidato-caudata; Ficus haematocarpa; Ficus neglecta; Ficus nitida; Ficus nuda; Ficus papyrifera; Ficus parvifolia; Ficus pendula; Ficus pyrifolia; Ficus reclinata; Ficus retusa var. nitida; Ficus striata; Ficus umbrina; Ficus xavieri; Urostigma benjamina; Urostigma benjaminum var. nudum; Urostigma haematocarpum; Urostigma neglectum; Urostigma nitidum; Urostigma nudum

Wikipedia Abstract

The Weeping fig, (Ficus benjamina), also known as the Benjamin's fig, or Ficus tree and often sold in stores as just ficus, is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to Asia and Australia. It is the official tree of Bangkok.
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Attributes

Height [1]  63 feet (19.1 m)
Width [1]  60 feet (18.3 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  None
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Medium-High
Shade Percentage [1]  91 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium-High
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium-High
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.459
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia

Predators

Abgrallaspis latastei[5]
Acerodon jubatus (golden-capped fruit bat)[6]
Aceros cassidix (Knobbed Hornbill)[6]
Aceros waldeni (Walden's Hornbill)[6]
Acutaspis scutiformis[5]
Acutaspis tingi[5]
Aegithina tiphia (Common Iora)[6]
Aegithina viridissima (Green Iora)[6]
Albotachardina sinensis[5]
Albotachardina yunnanensis[5]
Alcippe brunneicauda (Brown Fulvetta)[6]
Alophoixus bres (Grey-cheeked Bulbul)[6]
Alophoixus finschii (Finsch's Bulbul)[6]
Alophoixus pallidus (Puff-throated Bulbul)[6]
Alophoixus phaeocephalus (Yellow-bellied Bulbul)[6]
Ampeliceps coronatus (Golden-crested Myna)[6]
Anorrhinus tickelli (Brown Hornbill)[6]
Antheraea paphia[7]
Anthracoceros albirostris (Oriental Pied Hornbill)[6]
Anthracoceros malayanus (Black Hornbill)[6]
Aonidiella orientalis (Oriental Scale)[5]
Aplonis metallica (Metallic Starling)[6]
Arborophila chloropus (Green-legged Partridge)[6]
Arctictis binturong (Binturong)[6]
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)[6]
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)[6]
Automeris illustris[7]
Buceros bicornis (Great Hornbill)[6]
Buceros rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Hornbill)[6]
Callosciurus adamsi (ear-spot squirrel)[6]
Callosciurus finlaysonii (Finlayson's squirrel)[6]
Callosciurus nigrovittatus (black-striped squirrel)[6]
Callosciurus notatus (plantain squirrel)[6]
Callosciurus prevostii (Prevost's squirrel)[6]
Caloramphus fuliginosus (Brown Barbet)[6]
Calyptomena viridis (Green Broadbill)[6]
Carollia perspicillata (Seba's short-tailed bat)[6]
Ceroplastes deodorensis[5]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[5]
Ceroplastes rusci (barnacle wax scale)[5]
Chalcophaps indica (Common Emerald Dove)[6]
Chloropsis aurifrons (Golden-fronted Leafbird)[6]
Chloropsis cochinchinensis (Blue-winged Leafbird)[6]
Chloropsis cyanopogon (Lesser Green Leafbird)[6]
Chloropsis sonnerati (Greater Green Leafbird)[6]
Chrysomphalus dictyospermi (dictyospermum scale)[8]
Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[5]
Cyclopsitta diophthalma (Double-eyed Fig Parrot)[6]
Cynopterus brachyotis (lesser short-nosed fruit bat)[6]
Cynopterus sphinx (greater short-nosed fruit bat)[6]
Dicaeum chrysorrheum (Yellow-vented Flowerpecker)[6]
Dicaeum concolor (Plain Flowerpecker)[6]
Dicaeum trigonostigma (Orange-bellied Flowerpecker)[6]
Ducula badia (Mountain Imperial Pigeon)[6]
Ducula bicolor (Pied Imperial Pigeon)[6]
Dysmicoccus grassii[5]
Elephas maximus (Asiatic Elephant)[6]
Ernolatia lida[7]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[5]
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)[6]
Euploea core (Oleander butterfly)[7]
Euploea leucostictos (Bluebanded king crow butterfly)[7]
Euploea mulciber (Striped blue crow butterfly)[7]
Euploea nemertes[7]
Garrulax leucolophus (White-crested Laughingthrush)[6]
Gracula religiosa (Hill Myna)[6]
Hoolock hoolock hoolock (hoolock gibbon)[6]
Howardia biclavis (mining scale)[5]
Hylobates lar (white-handed gibbon)[6]
Hylobates moloch (silvery gibbon)[6]
Hyperchiria incisa[7]
Icerya aegyptiaca[5]
Iole olivacea (Buff-vented Bulbul)[6]
Iole propinqua (Grey-eyed Bulbul)[6]
Irena puella (Asian Fairy-bluebird)[6]
Ischnaspis longirostris (black line scale)[5]
Isotenes miserana (Orange fruitborer)[7]
Ixos malaccensis (Streaked Bulbul)[6]
Lecanodiaspis africana[5]
Lepidosaphes tapleyi (guava long scale)[5]
Limenitis archippus (viceroy)[9]
Lophura nycthemera (Silver Pheasant)[6]
Loriculus vernalis (Vernal Hanging Parrot)[6]
Lycorea cleobaea (Butterfly)[7]
Lymire edwardsi (Edwards Wasp Moth)[10]
Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque)[6]
Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque)[6]
Macaca nigra (Celebes crested macaque)[11]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[5]
Marpesia chiron (Daggerwing)[7]
Megalaima australis (Blue-eared Barbet)[6]
Megalaima chrysopogon (Golden-whiskered Barbet)[6]
Megalaima faiostricta (Green-eared Barbet)[6]
Megalaima haemacephala (Coppersmith Barbet)[6]
Megalaima lineata (Lineated Barbet)[6]
Megalaima mystacophanos (Red-throated Barbet)[6]
Megalaima rafflesii (Red-crowned Barbet)[6]
Metatachardia sinensis[5]
Metatachardia yunnanensis[5]
Muntiacus muntjak (Indian muntjac)[6]
Mycetaspis personata (masked scale)[5]
Onychognathus tristramii (Tristram's Starling)[6]
Oriolus chinensis (Black-naped Oriole)[6]
Oriolus xanthonotus (Dark-throated Oriole)[6]
Oriolus xanthornus (Black-hooded Oriole)[6]
Parasaissetia nigra (nigra scale)[8]
Paratachardina silvestrii[5]
Parlatoreopsis chinensis (Chinese obscure scale)[5]
Parlatoria proteus (common parlatoria scale)[5]
Parlatoria ziziphi (citrus parlatoria)[5]
Penthetor lucasi (Lucas's short-nosed fruit bat)[6]
Perina nuda[7]
Planococcus ficus (grapevine mealybug)[5]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[5]
Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan)[6]
Presbytis potenziani (Mentawai leaf monkey)[12]
Prionochilus maculatus (Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker)[6]
Prionochilus percussus (Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker)[6]
Prionochilus thoracicus (Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker)[6]
Prionochilus xanthopygius (Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker)[6]
Pseudococcus landoi (Lando mealybug)[5]
Psittacula longicauda (Long-tailed Parakeet)[6]
Pteropus giganteus (Indian flying fox)[6]
Pteropus vampyrus (large flying fox)[6]
Ptilinopus insolitus (Knob-billed Fruit Dove)[6]
Ptilinopus solomonensis (Yellow-bibbed Fruit Dove)[6]
Pulvinaria ficus[5]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[5]
Pycnonotus atriceps (Black-headed Bulbul)[6]
Pycnonotus brunneus (Asian Red-eyed Bulbul)[6]
Pycnonotus cyaniventris (Grey-bellied Bulbul)[6]
Pycnonotus erythropthalmos (Spectacled Bulbul)[6]
Pycnonotus eutilotus (Puff-backed Bulbul)[6]
Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul)[6]
Pycnonotus melanicterus (Black-crested Bulbul)[6]
Pycnonotus plumosus (Olive-winged Bulbul)[6]
Pycnonotus simplex (Cream-vented Bulbul)[6]
Ratufa bicolor (black giant squirrel)[6]
Rhinoplax vigil (Helmeted Hornbill)[6]
Rhizoecus americanus[5]
Rhizoecus latus[5]
Rhyticeros undulatus (Wreathed Hornbill)[6]
Rusa unicolor (sambar)[6]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[5]
Saissetia ficinum[5]
Saissetia miranda (mexican black scale)[5]
Setornis criniger (Hook-billed Bulbul)[6]
Sundasciurus tenuis (slender squirrel)[6]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[6]
Tamiops rodolphii (Cambodian striped squirrel)[6]
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)[6]
Treron bicinctus (Orange-breasted Green Pigeon)[6]
Treron capellei (Large Green Pigeon)[6]
Treron curvirostra (Thick-billed Green Pigeon)[6]
Treron phoenicopterus (Yellow-footed Green Pigeon)[6]
Treron teysmannii (Sumba Green Pigeon)[6]
Treron vernans (Pink-necked Green Pigeon)[6]
Trichoglossus haematodus (Coconut Lorikeet)[6]
Tricholestes criniger (Hairy-backed Bulbul)[6]
Trilocha varians[7]
Tupaia minor (Pygmy Treeshrew)[6]
Varanus olivaceus (Gray’s Monitor Lizard)[6]
Zosterops griseotinctus (Islet White-eye)[6]
Zosterops palpebrosus (Oriental White-eye)[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Eupristina koningsbergeri[9]

Distribution

Caribbean; North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database. 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 4Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository. 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572 7HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 8Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 9Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 10Edwards Wasp Moth, Lymire edwardsii (Grote) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Ctenuchinae), Dale H. Habeck and Frank W. Mead, University of Florida, December 2000. Revised October 2010 11Behavior, Diet, and Movements of the Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque (Macaca nigra), Timothy G. O'Brien and Margaret F. Kinnaird, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1997 pp. 321-351 12Feeding and Ranging in the Mentawai Island Langur (Presbytis potenziani), Agustin Fuentes, International Journal of Primatology, Vol 17, No. 4, 1996
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