What is the scientific name for Ficus?

Discussion in 'Horticulture' started by attleigh, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. attleigh

    attleigh Guest

    I have homework for my Horticulture class and I've used google and horticulture websites for assistance and all I get are other kinds of trees other than a Ficus. Any help?
  2. riku

    riku Guest

    Ficus is the scientific name. The most commonly known plant as "ficus" is the ficus benjamin http://easybloom.com/plantlibrary/plant/weeping-fig
  3. cartere

    cartere Guest

    Depends on the type of ficus tree:

    Ficus aurea (Moraceae)
    Ficus benjamina (Moraceae)
    Ficus elastica (Moraceae)
    Ficus elastica 'Variegata' (Moraceae)
    Ficus lyrata (Moraceae)
    Ficus retusa (Moraceae)
    Ficus retusa 'Green Gem' (Moraceae)
    Ficus rubiginosa (Moraceae)
    Ficus rubiginosa 'Variegata' (Moracea)
  4. ayers

    ayers Guest

    Ficus IS the scientific genus name. The common name is fig.

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