Flower Database

Banyan tree

Basic information
Flower Name
Banyan tree
Formal Name
Ficus microcarpa
Alias
バニヤン・ツリー, Banyan Tree, 榕樹, Chinese Banyan, 絞め殺しの木
Habitat
Southeast Asia, Okinawa
Morph
Evergreen tree
Comment
Banyan tree (scientific name:Ficus microcarpa) is evergreen tree of the moraceae family native to Southeast Asia.It lets a number of aerial roots develop and supports the tree into the soil. It becomes to 20 m height. It was known as strangler fig trees. As it is a Ficus plants ,it makes florets without the petal to a yellow-colored bud-formed spadix in May. However,it can not be seen from the outside to bloom in fruit. Because it is the entomophilous flower which depends on fig wasp for pollination, the seed is not born even if It made fruits when there is not this bee. The small red fruits made in August become the bait of the bird. It grows wild in the South-West Islands and is made planting as a windbreak.
It has the legend called the tree in Okinawa which a fairy pheasant mina lives in .
Common name: Banyan tree, Scientific name:Ficus microcarpa, aka: Banyan (Banyan Tree), Chinese Banyan, Lobular Banyon, Banyon Castle, Origin: Okinawa, Southeast Asia,Leaves: thick with shiny, leaf: oblong, leaf length: 5-8 cm, leaf arrangement: alternate, Monoecious, Inflorescence: spadix, flower diameter: 1-2 cm, color: pale yellow, yellow, flowering period: spring, fruiting period: August, fruit color: light pink, entomophilous: rasplus and symbiotic relationship.
Detailed information
Order
Rosales
Family
Moraceae
Genus
Ficus
Species
F. microcarpa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spadix
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area
Color
Yellow, Cream
Season
May
Height
2000  ~ 2000  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 2