Ficus religiosa

Ficus religiosa

Ficus religiosa

(Sacred Fig, Bo Tree)

FAMILY

Moraceae

Species

Ficus religiosa

Common name(s)

Sacred Fig, Bo Tree

Fruit colour; life form

Figs green; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This is the Indian tree that Buddha is said to have sat under and meditated for six years to gain enlightenment. It is easily recognised by the tip of the leaf, which is drawn out into a fine point. There is one towards the Central Lecture Theatre and also over at University Hall. Latex is present.