Please help me identify this plant!
a "ginseng fig" - Ficus sp., but I have not been able to pin down which one.
I disagree. This sp. is often sold as a bonsai, and it's distinct from F. benjamina. I've grown and sold this plant for more than a decade, and I still have. it been able to ascertain the proper name.
Ficus botany is so messy...
I still refer to F. benjamina as such, since it is so well known by that name. Upon reflection, it seems that the "ginseng fig" could be a form of F. retusa (now microcarpa) I suppose.