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Webb D 1984 pp 181 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, DEP, FER, LIG, KTMP, USE]
Troup R 1921 pp 864
INSPIRE species 98 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, DEP, LIG, USE]
Moderately frost resistant.
Perennial evergreen tree, though the tree in dry localities can become leafless for a short time in the hot season.
Banyan, Bor, Bar, Bargat, Wad, Al, Alada, Ala, Pyinyaung.
Scientific synonym: F. indica, Urostigma bengalense. Banyan can be found at elevations between 500-1200 m. The tree occur naturally within the latitudinal range of 10-30°N. The tree can reach a height of 20-30 m and crown covers of more than 65 m in diameter are not rare. Banyan is drought hardy. In the forest it can be a very noxious weed, occupying a large amount of space to the exclusion of more useful species. Further it is very destuctive to walls and buildings and extremely difficult to eradicate.