Botanical name: Ficus exasperata Family: Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Synonyms: Ficus asperrima, Ficus punctifera
Brahma's Banyan is a deciduous tree, up to 70 ft tall, native to parts of Africa, Arabian Peninsula and India. The tree has smooth grey bark. Alternately arranged, ovate-elliptic leaves have a very rough surface, making them look like sand paper. Young leaves are often lobed. Sap is sticky, not milky. Figs arise in leaf axils, 1-2 in number. They are spherical or obovoid, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, rough, yellow, orange or red. The figs may still be seen on the tree when it has shed the leaves.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
The flower labeled Brahma's Banyan is ...