Ficus maclellandii

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Ficus maclellandii
Ficus maclellandii 2.jpg
Mengla, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species:
F. maclellandii
Binomial name
Ficus maclellandii
King

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.

Cultivar[edit]

Ficus maclellandii – Stem with bark. January 2020. Location: CAS XSB Botanical Garden, Mengla, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, SW China.21.927822, 101.253311.
Stem with bark
'Alii' cultivar

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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