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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ficus benjamina L.
Weeping fig

Ficus benjamina
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Cultivated, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Family: Moraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated nearly throughout the Florida Keys and in the early stages of naturalizing there.

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Ficus benjamina has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Ficus benjamina
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Cultivated, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Ficus benjamina
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Synconia (“fruit”) of cultivated tree, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Ficus benjamina
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Leaf of cultivated tree, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge