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Bonsai Identification - What Kind of Tree is This?

Hello, I just got this bonsai as a gift, and I have no idea what it is, it didn't say on the box so I thought I'd ask here!
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Can anyone help me identify it?

-Michael

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Michael,

Sorry, it is too out of focus to make out much detail. Are the new growing tips cylindrical and tapered? If so it may be a Willow Leaf Ficus. Have you ever pruned it yet? If there is a milky sap, that would also tend to confirm. Can you get a better picture?

Norm

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Ok, thanks

Sorry, I didn't have my digigtal camera so I had to use my webcam which obviously didn't suffice. I will take a better picture when I get home (hence to my digital camera). - I don't really know what you mean by cylidrically tapered tip shoots. No, I havn't pruned it yet. I only just got it yesterday :). I am thinking maybe it is tree of a thousand stars?

Anyways, will post new pictures once I get home, hopefully I can also get a close up on a leaf too :)

How do you check for milky sap?

-Michael.

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Michael,

I don't really know what you mean by cylidrically tapered tip shoots.
The Ficus that I am familiar with has pointy shoots (before they open) at the tips.
How do you check for milky sap?
When you prune Ficus a milky sap flows from the wound that is why I asked if you pruned it.

Can you inquire at the place you purchased it? This is a species that I do not grow but check out the link below.

[url]https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Serissa.html[/url]

Norm
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Pictures!

Ok, so, here they are. The pictures of the (so far unconfirmed species) bonsai!

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[url=https://img274.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1001622zh4.jpg][img]https://img274.imageshack.us/img274/6079/1001622zh4.th.jpg[/img][/url]

Thanks!

-Michael

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Michael,

Much better pictures, particularly the closeup. I think you may be correct in your identification, although as I said this is not a species that I am personally familiar with. Try google to find pictures to compare against. Sorry I can't be of more assistance but I did fix the link above.

Norm

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Thanks

Thanks

-Michael

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It really looks like a serissa to me. I think Norm already got a link in there for it.

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