council tree USDA PLANTS Symbol: FIAL4
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Hardwood Trees
Ficus altissima Blume

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Urticales: Moraceae
Synonym(s): false banyan
Native Range: temp. & trop. Asia (GRIN)

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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.