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Plant Identification: Please help me identify this plant!

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Rabifleck
Tabor City, NC

January 23, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9394922

Please help me identify this plant!

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Vestia
San Francisco, CA

January 23, 2013
11:34 AM

Post #9394928

a "ginseng fig" - Ficus sp., but I have not been able to pin down which one.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


January 23, 2013
11:43 AM

Post #9394934

Looks like Ficus benjamina, Weeping Fig.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/719/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_benjamina
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

January 23, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9394962

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.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


January 23, 2013
12:31 PM

Post #9394990

Hi Vestia, are you refering to Ficus microcarpa or Ficus retusa?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_microcarpa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_retusa

They look similar as well.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

January 23, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9395005

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.

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