EPPO Global Database

Ficus benghalensis(FIUBG)

Code created in: 2002-04-09

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: FIUBG
  • Preferred name: Ficus benghalensis
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia (Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. Cultivated as an ornamental, and sacred, tree, whose branches spread horizontally supported by aerial roots, so that single trees can occupy a great area. Introduced in the rest of Western Asia, Indochina, USA (Florida), Australia (Queensland)

Common names
Name Language
banyan English
banyan fig English
East India fig English
horn fig English
Indian banyan English
indischer Banyanbaum German
Würgfeigenbaum German
figuier banyan French
figuier des banyans French
figuier d'Inde French
laurel de India Spanish
figueira-de-bengala Portuguese
bengarubodaiju Japanese
ベンガルボダイジュ Japanese