Ficus maclellandii

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Ficus maclellandii
Ficus maclellandii Alii (Ficus binnendijkii Alii).jpg
Ficus maclellandii Alii
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F. maclellandii
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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.

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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]

References[edit]

  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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