ABOVE: Ficus benjamina growing as a house plant, London UK
(Thanks to Louise Chiu)
Ficus benjamina grows wild in forests from Taiwan and S. China, south to Borneo and west to India. F. benjamina is also one of the world’s most popular house plants.
Nearly all figs have waxy glands usually on the underside of their leaves but on Section Conosycea figs (approx. 30 species in Borneo) it is always a single waxy gland at the base of the midrib on the underside of the leaf.