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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa to Uganda and Angola.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 10 m. tall or a shrub, hemi-epiphytic.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 2.5–5 mm. thick, puberulous to hirtellous, periderm not flaking off.
    Leaves
    Leaves in spirals; lamina coriaceous, oblong to lanceolate or subobovate, 12–25 × 4–7(–11) cm., apex acuminate, base acute to rounded, margin entire; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins 6–8 pairs, tertiary venation reticulate; petiole 1–2.5(–5) cm. long, 2–4 mm. thick, epiderm flaking off when dry; stipules 1.5–3 cm. long, partly connate, sparsely puberulous, ± persistent.
    Infructescences
    Figs 1–2 in the leaf axils, subsessile or on peduncles up to 0.4 cm. long; basal bracts 2–3.5 mm. long, persistent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle subglobose, 1.3–2.2 cm. in diameter when fresh, 1–1.5 cm. when dry, with a stipe 4–9 mm. long, sparsely puberulous to almost glabrous, smooth or warted, at maturity greenish or with yellow spots or partly reddish; wall 0.5–1 mm. thick when dry, not spongy; apex almost plane.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest and semi-swamp forest; 1100–1260 m.
    Distribution
    U2 U4 extending to Cameroun and Gabon

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Uganda, Zaïre

    Ficus densistipulata De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1983 Mildbraed [5689], Cameroon K000243265
    Fyffe, R. [83], Uganda K000243356
    Seret [734], Zaire K000243266
    Dawkins, H.C. [887], Uganda Ficus namalalensis 23408.000
    Troupin, G. [3411], Congo Ficus namalalensis 24435.000
    Reynolds, V. [14], Uganda Ficus namalalensis 3764.000

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 194 (1913)

    Accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 151 (1916).
    • De Wild. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 12: 194 (1913).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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