Indian rubber tree

Ficus elastica
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit of large tree (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr,  USGS)
ornamental cultivar (Photo: Sheldon  Navie)
immature fruit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr,  USGS)
ornamental cultivar (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr,  USGS)
ornamental cultivar (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr,  USGS)
glossy green leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
growing point enclosed in large pinkish stipule (Photo:  Sheldon Navie)
stems and aerial roots (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr,  USGS)
close-up of immature fruit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr,  USGS)
close-up of mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon  Navie)
Tree
Whorled
Simple
No colour
Bluish-green
Variegated
Discoloured
Common names 
Also known as: Assam rubber, Rubberplant,
Family 
Moraceae
Deciduous 
No
Native/Exotic 
Exotic
Origin 
Indian sub-continent and south east Asia
Notifiable 
No
Council declaration 
Class R – Reduce populations
Known distribution 

Native to the Indian Sub-continent (i.e. Bhutan, northern India and Nepal) and south-eastern Asia (i.e. Myanmar and Indonesia).

Habitat 

This species is sparingly naturalised in the coastal districts of south-eastern and northern Queensland.

Impact and control methods