- Flower nameBanyan tree
- Scientific nameFicus microcarpa
- Aliasバニヤン・ツリー, Banyan Tree, 榕樹, Chinese Banyan, 絞め殺しの木
- Place of originSoutheast Asia, Okinawa
- Place of floweringSubtropical region
- Flowering seasonMay
What is Banyan tree
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.