Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers
Ficus benghalensis Banyan Tree
the L. name for a Fig tree and one common in many European languages. Believed to
be derived from the Hebrew name fag
Ficus benghalensis, with the common name Indian banyan, is a tree which is native
to the Indian Subcontinent. Specimens in India are among the largest trees in the world
by canopy coverage.