Ficus benjamina L.

Common Name: Benjamin Tree, Indian Rubber Plant, Weeping Fig

The weeping fig is a member of the Moraceae family. A broadleaf evergreen, it is native to southeastern Asia and Australia, with its range extending into the southwestern Pacific. The tree may reach a height of 40 to 50 feet and a spread of 25 to 30 feet. As a houseplant, however, it is usually kept in the range of 2 to 10 feet tall. Leaves simple, alternate, elliptical, thick and 3-4 inches long with acuminate tip, petiolate, stipules lanceolate. Inflorescence hypathodium. The abaxial surface is glossy and lighter green, while the adaxial surface is duller. They are about 4.5 to 6cm long, and about 3.5cm wide. They droop from the branches, hence the common name Weeping Fig. As will other Ficus species, the foliage and branches exude a white, latex-like sap when wounded. Fruits are small (about 3cm in diameter), globular, red or reddish orange in colour and are typically borne in pairs on the leaf axils.
1. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/ficus-benjamina/
2. https://www.nparks.gov.sg/florafaunaweb/flora/2/9/2902
3. https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/266605