Ficus maclellandii

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Ficus maclellandii
Ficus maclellandii Alii (Ficus binnendijkii Alii).jpg
Ficus maclellandii Alii
Scientific classification
F. maclellandii
Binomial name
Ficus maclellandii

Ficus maclellandii (common name Alii Fig or Banana-Leaf Fig) is a species of fig plant native to India, Southeast Asia and China. It is an evergreen often grown as a houseplant in temperate climates. The leaves are 8–13 cm and uniquely dimorphic; with narrow leaves on the lower, sterile branches and broader leaves on the higher branches.


The most common cultivar is 'Alii' which was originally introduced in Hawaii. In the past this cultivar was often misidentified as F. binnendijkii or under the spurious name Ficus longifolia.[1]


  1. ^ Berg, Cornelis C. (2007). "Leaf dimorphy in Ficus binnendijkii and Ficus maclellandii (Moraceae) and the identity of the ornamental trees known under the name "F. longifolia"". Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany). 0 (35): 29–30. ISSN 2465-423X.

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