Ficus benjamina (PROSEA)

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Plant Resources of South-East Asia
List of species

Ficus benjamina L.


  • Ficus cuspidato-caudata Hayata,
  • Ficus parvifolia Oken,
  • Ficus umbrina Elmer.

Vernacular names

  • Golden fig (En)
  • Indonesia: beringin (general), caringing (Sundanese), waringin (Javanese)
  • Malaysia: beringin, waringin (general)
  • Philippines: salising-haong, salising-hubad (Filipino), salisi (Isinai, Subanun)
  • Laos: ỗng2nỗk
  • Burma (Myanmar): kyet-kadut
  • Thailand: sai yoi bai laem (central and south-eastern), sai (peninsular).


From India to Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, southern China and Thailand, throughout the Malesian region, east to the Solomon Islands and south to northern Australia. It is also commonly planted as a roadside tree and is a popular pot plant in temperate regions.