Ficus benghalensis

Banyan tree

Nonnative to Florida

Species Overview

Ficus benghalensis is perennial tree.

Within North America, the banyan tree is present only in Florida. (Kartesz, 1999).

The banyan tree rarely is found growing in the disturbed tropical hammocks of Dade and Broward counties. It is native to India and Pakistan but escaped from cultivation. Banyan tree blooms year round (Wunderlin, 2003).

Species Characteristics