|Ficus religiosa subsp. var.||Sacred Fig|
The Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa) or Bo-Tree (from the Sinhala bo) is a species of banyan fig. It is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 m tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 m.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Ficus religiosa, Linn. Peepul Tree of the Hindoos. Lvs. ovate-rotund, at the apex produced into a long linear-lanceolate tail-like appendage; petiole 3-4 in. long; stipules minute: fr. in axillary pairs, sessile, dark purple, ½in. thick. India. Grows 100 ft. high, and the leaves, suspended on their long, flexible petioles, rustle in the slightest breeze. "Quite hardy in S. Calif. but not attaining very large size."—Franceschi. CH
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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