Banyan tree

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Chinese banyan tree Ficus micpocarpa


An unusual shaped fig tree (Ficus benghalensis) with wide-spreading aerial roots. Banyan trees are native to tropical regions of India.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Ficus benghalensis; baniano (Esp.); figuier des Banyans (Fr.); banyan de l'Inde (Fr.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998