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Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Ficus benjamina, commonly known as weeping fig, benjamin 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. The species is also naturalized in the West Indies and in the States of Florida and Arizona in the United States.
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Attributes

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
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.459
Structure [2]  Tree
Height [1]  63 feet (19.1 m)
Width [1]  60 feet (18.3 m)
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

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

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Eupristina koningsbergeri[9]

Distribution

Caribbean; North America;

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Photos

Citations

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3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
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5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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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
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