|Synonym:||Ficus peepul Griff.|
|Local Names:||Arayaal, Peepal tree, Sacred fig, Bodhivriksham|
Flowering and fruiting period: November – February
Key Characters: Ficus religiosa are deciduous trees; aerial roots absent. Leaves simple, alternate, margin entire, lateral nerves looped near the margin. Flowers unisexual; inflorescence a syconia; flowers of 4 kinds; male flowers ostiolar, tepals 2, ovate, free, reddish; female flowers sessile; tepals 3-4, linear, brownish, ovary superior; gall flowers similar to female. Syconium when ripening pink, purple or black.