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New section on the ancient importation of this tree to Africa and South Asia
Although it is fairly well known that the Pipal tree was taken from places inside of India and transported to places like Sri Lanka, there are at least a handful of 19th century authors that describe this tree as being found and revered as sacred in parts of ancient Africa that have housed Buddhist missionaries. A modern author tries to cover the topic more fully in the book; The Inherent Scholarly Prejudices on the Relationship between Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity-or-Jesus's Godama Sources and a Truer History of the Post-Axial Age Egyptian, Grecian, and Persian Empires — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:17, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I think this article fails to provide the most basic information such as the average life span and many other biological facts. A bit more expansion regarding the classification of species and how it is different from other fig trees would also be informative for readers.Cx3z (talk) 18:22, 17 March 2015 (UTC) Agreed, this article stresses more on the religious significance than botanical aspects. Kalpak (talk) 09:02, 22 May 2016 (UTC)kalpak