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Please identify this species

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:56 pm
by bonsaift
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]

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:42 am
by rainbowgardener
I'm not a bonsai grower, but I think it is ficus ginseng (aka ficus retusa)


https://www.bonsaitreeanswers.com/ficus-ginseng-bonsai/

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:22 am
by Gnome
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