Plant ID forum: Can anyone identify this ficus variety?

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pmnaseer
Jun 23, 2016 5:31 AM CST
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jun 23, 2016 10:41 AM CST
What is the location of the tree in question? There are many species of Ficus and some are very limited in their growing range.

http://www.figweb.org/Ficus/Keys/index.htm

http://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/45

http://treesandshrubs.about.com/od/selection/ss/Meet-9-Speci...

http://www.silkyoakslodge.com.au/Trail-Guide.67.0.html

pmnaseer
Jun 23, 2016 11:27 AM CST
It is in Maldives. Probably growing from imported Indian construction material.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 23, 2016 11:38 AM CST
I'm having vision issues and I don't see any good shots of the leaves but I wonder if it could be Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis)

As seen on these sites, it is apparently found in parts of the Maldives:
http://ecocare.mv/the-giant-ficus-benghalensis-in-chandanee-...
http://www.mondomaldive.com/Flora_fauna/Flora.html
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pmnaseer
Jun 23, 2016 12:27 PM CST
Ficus bengalensis has large aerial roots. This tree does not have aerial roots.
There are five varieties of Ficus endemic to Maldives. They have been identified in 1901 by Willis and Gardiner (Willis, J. C and Gardiner, J. S , 1901. The botany of the Maldive Islands). These varieties have names in Maldivian language too.

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