Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024

Indian Laurel Fig


Botanical Name

Ficus microcarpa Linn.

Common Name

Indian Laurel fig, Kaamrup (Hindi), Kallichi or Ichi (Tamil), Plaksha (Sanskrit)




Throughout India

Religious association



It is associated with Lord Shiva and Lord Karthikeya.






Ficus microcarpa is a popular ornamental tree, which is grown widely, both indoors and outdoors. The bark is used to cure liver disorders, ulcers and leprosy. The fruits are eaten by birds.