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Banyan Tree

Ficus benghalensis

Description:

Spotted on the campus of the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus on Oahu.

Notes:

Ficus benghalensis, the Indian Banyan, is a large and extensive growing tree of the Indian subcontinent. Ficus benghalensis produces propagating roots which grow downwards as aerial roots. Once these roots reach the ground, they grow into woody trunks that can become indistinguishable from the main trunk.


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4 Comments

JimJohnson2
JimJohnson2 6 years ago

I'm thinking Banyon, but I'm not sure...

teamdiscoverylsms
teamdiscoverylsms 6 years ago

I drew a Banyon tree in art once!

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 6 years ago

just guessing, it looks a bit like a fig tree

JimJohnson2
JimJohnson2 6 years ago

Banyon Tree?

JimJohnson2
Spotted by
JimJohnson2

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 21.30, Long: -157.82

Spotted on Jul 5, 2013
Submitted on Oct 26, 2013

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