- Flower nameFicus benghalensis
- Scientific nameFicus benghalensis
- AliasFicus benghalensis, フィカス・ベンガレンシス
- Place of origintropical Asia, including India and Bangladesh
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens
- Flowering seasonJune, July
What is Ficus benghalensis
Ficus benghalensis , the Bengal bodhi tree or Bengal fig (scientific name: Ficus benghalensis) is a tall evergreen tree in the fig family of the tree family Moraceae , native to tropical Asia, including India and Bangladesh. Like the banyan tree (scientific name: Ficus microcarpa), it is a strangling plant that produces aerial roots from its branches that wrap around other trees and strangle them. The tree spreads horizontally to create a shady environment. The bark is grayish white. The branches are covered with large, thick, egg-shaped green leaves. The leaves have distinct yellow veins. The flowers are borne inside a vase-shaped sac with a depressed flower bed. The flowers are followed by red berries that are edible and resemble figs. The thick fleshy leaves make the young trees ornamental plants.
Types of linden trees
It is said that Buddha attained enlightenment under the tree of the Indian bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa) and the Bengal bodhi tree (Ficus benghalensis). The bodhi tree is also a member of the mulberry family. The tree mentioned in Schubert's song "The Bodhi Tree" is said to be the Western Bodhi Tree.
Common name: Ficus benghalensis, scientific name: Ficus benghalensis, Aka: Bengal bodhiju, Bengal fig, Banyanju, origin: India and Bangladesh. Bangladesh, Life-type: evergreen tree, Height: 10-15 m, Leaf length: 20 cm, Inflorescence: alternate, Leaf shape: ovate, Leaf margin: entire, Flowering place: leaf axils at the ends of branches, Flowering season: perennial in India (June-July in Japan), Inflorescence: cryptic, Fruit shape: spherical, Fruit diameter: 0.8 cm