bonsaift
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Please identify this species

Can someone please identify this species for me. I just got it from the local walmart. Thanks in advance!!!
[img]https://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z445/bonsaiftw/SANY1428.jpg[/img]



Sorry if the pictures are not the best......
[img]https://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z445/bonsaiftw/SANY1427.jpg[/img]

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I'm not a bonsai grower, but I think it is ficus ginseng (aka ficus retusa)


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RBG,

Thanks for the ID, which I agree with. This is one of the species that has been reclassified at some point. Various sources list it, as you say, as F. retusa while others refer to it as F. microcarpa. I'm not sure which is the more current appellation.

Norm

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