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Ficus benjamina L.
WEEPING FIG
Ficus nitida Thunb; Urostigma nudum Miq; Urostigma nitidum Thunb Miq; Ficus nitida

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aleyrodidae  Aleurodicus dispersus @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Aphelinidae  Coccophagus @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Aphididae  Toxoptera aurantii @ NCSU (1); CSCA_TCN (2)
Auriculariaceae  Auricularia velutina @ BPI (1)
Capnodiaceae  Capnodium annonae @ BPI (1)
Coccidae  Ceroplastes floridensis @ CSCA_TCN (10)

Ceroplastes rusci @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Coccus hesperidum @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Parasaissetia nigra @ CSCA_TCN (2)

Pulvinaria psidii @ CSCA_TCN (5)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis cinerescens @ BPI (1)

Phomopsis @ BPI (1)
Diaspididae  Hemiberlesia diffinis @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Howardia biclavis @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Pseudaonidia duplex @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum gloeosporioides @ BPI (1)
Meliolaceae  Meliola pulcherrima @ BPI (4)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (3)

Gn_orthotylinigp1 sp_005 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp11 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp12 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp12 sp_003 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp12 sp_005 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp16 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp33 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp4 sp_006 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp4 sp_019 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp4c sp_nsp_009 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp5 sp_003 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Goodeniaphila cassisi @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Myrtlemiris tesselatus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris yalgoo @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora ficina @ BPI (1)
Piesmatidae  Mcateella elongata @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Mcateella reidi @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Mcateella schuhi @ AMNH_PBI (2)
Pleosporaceae  Stemphylium @ BPI (2)
Polyporaceae  Fomes applanatus @ BPI (1)

Fomes conchatus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus colossus @ BPI (2)

Polyporus lignosus @ BPI (2)

Polyporus rhizophorae @ BPI (1)

Trametes scabrosa @ BPI (1)
Pseudococcidae  Dysmicoccus grassii @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Planococcus citri @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Pseudococcus sorghiellus @ CSCA_TCN (1)
_  Gn_ms_naranjakotta sp_ms_keraudrenia @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Singhiella simplex @ CSCA_TCN (3)

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5. Ficus benjamina Linnaeus, Mant. Pl. 129. 1767.

Weeping fig

Urostigma benjamina (Linnaeus) Miquel

Trees , evergreen, to 10 m. Roots adventitious, occasionally hanging. Bark gray, smooth. Branchlets brown, glabrous. Leaves: stipules 0.8-1.2 cm; petiole 0.5-2(-3) cm. Leaf blade oblong, elliptic, lanceolate, or ovate, 4-6(-11) × 1.5-6 cm, nearly leathery, base rounded or cuneate, margins entire, apex acuminate or cuspidate; surfaces abaxially and adaxially glabrous; basal veins 1(-2) pairs, short; lateral veins (6-)12(-14) pairs, regularly spaced, uniform; secondary veins prominent. Syconia solitary or paired, sessile or subsessile, orange, yellow, or dark red, nearly globose, 8-12 × 7-10 mm, glabrous; subtending bracts 2-3, crescent-shaped, 0.5-1.5 mm, glabrous; ostiole closed by 3 small, flat, apical bracts 1.5-2 mm wide, umbonate.

Flowering all year. Disturbed thickets and hammocks; 0-10 m; introduced; Fla.; West Indies (Lesser Antilles); native to Asia.

Ficus benjamina is commonly cultivated as a houseplant. The name probably refers to the supposed relation of the plant to the source of a resin or benzoin procured from the Orient in antiquity.

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