Botany Photo of the Day Ficus benghalensis

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    It is the International Day of Forests. The theme this year is “Forests and Sustainable Cities”, so I’ve chosen a tree associated with urban landscapes (particularly in India!). Banyans, or banyan figs, can become so massive in both girth and canopy spread that they become destination sites for tourists. Ficus benghalensis are evergreen or semi-evergreen […]

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