1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus amadiensis De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Sudan and Malawi.

    [FTEA]

    Moraceae, C.C. Berg (University of Bergen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Tree up to ± 15 m. tall, (? secondarily) terrestrial.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs ± 5–10 mm. thick, white puberulous, periderm not flaking off.
    Leaves
    Leaves in spirals; lamina ± coriaceous, oblong to elliptic, ovate or lanceolate, sometimes ± obovate, (4–)7–17 × (2–)3–8.5 cm., apex obtuse to rounded, base obtuse to ± cordate, margin entire; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins (8–)10–15 pairs; tertiary venation reticulate, but towards the midrib tendingto parallel the lateral veins; petiole (1–)1.5–5.5(–7) cm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm. thick; stipules 0.5–1.5 cm. long, outside glabrous, puberulous or partly pubescent, inside in the lower part densely pubescent, subpersistent.
    Infructescences
    Figs in pairs in the leaf-axils, sessile, initially in calyptrate buds up to ± 1 cm. long, splitting into 2 persistent scales, pubescent to puberulous outside, white pubescent to villous inside; basal bracts 1.5–2 mm. long, persistent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle ± globose, 1.2–2 cm. in diameter when dry; wall wrinkled when dry.
    Habitat
    Wooded grassland, sometimes on hill tops or on ant-hills, or lakeside forest and thicket, rarely planted for bark-cloth; 950–2100 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K5 K6 T1 T7 U1 U2 U3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Ficus amadiensis De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Seret [287], Zaire K000243246 isotype

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 200 (1913)

    Accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lebrun & Boutique in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 150 (1948).
    • De Wild. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 12: 200 (1913).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0