1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus mucuso Welw. ex Ficalho

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 30(–40) m. tall, with tall trunk, often with buttresses, main branches ascending.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 3–8 mm. thick, densely minutely white puberulous and with much longer white to dark brown hairs, especially on the nodes, periderm flaking off when dry.
    Leaves
    Lamina chartaceous to subcoriaceous, subcircular to subcordiform, elliptic or sometimes obovate, 6–17 × 4–15 cm., apex shortly acuminate to acute, base cordate, sometimes truncate, margin entire or crenate, upper surface scabridulous to scabrous, sparsely brownish hirtellous to hirsute on the main veins, lower surface puberulous to hirtellous, on the main veins often densely puberulous and with long white to dark brown hairs with an echinate base; lateral veins 3–6 pairs; petiole (1–)2–9 cm. long, 1–2 mm. thick, densely minutely white puberulous and with much longer white to dark brown hairs with an echinate base, epiderm flaking off when dry; stipules 1–2 cm. long, puberulous to subsericeous, caducous.
    Infructescences
    Figs on branched leafless branchlets up to 30 cm. long on the main and lesser branches or also on the trunk; peduncle 1–2.5 cm. long, 1–2 mm. thick; basal bracts 3–5 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle ± depressed globose to obovoid, 2.5–4 cm. in diameter when fresh, 2–3 cm. when dry, ± densely puberulous, red to dark orange at maturity.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest, sometimes persisting in cleared areas; 300–1200 m.
    Distribution
    extending to Guinea-Bissau and Angola T3 U2 U3 U4
    [FWTA]

    Moraceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A forest tree, to 120 ft. high and 12 ft. girth, with buttresses
    Bark
    Bark smooth yellow or brownish or pinkish
    Exudate
    When slashed exuding copious latex which rapidly turns brownish
    Crown
    Crown open.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Sudan

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Ficus mucuso Welw. ex Ficalho appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2004 Rønsted, N. [207], Cameroon K000339883
    Jun 1, 2002 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [9750], Cameroon K000026711
    Jun 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [10305], Cameroon K000026712
    Verdcourt, B. [1529], Kenya 22926.000
    Polhill, R. [1184], Tanzania 22925.000
    Polhill, R. [751], Kenya 22927.000
    Maitland, T.D. [187], Cameroon K000181671
    Welw. [6416], Angola K000243370 Unknown type material
    Welw. [6389], Angola K000243371
    Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10791], Cameroon K000181669
    Rosevear, D. R. [7437], Cameroon K000181670

    First published in Pl. Ut. Afr. Portug.: 270 (1884)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Velayos, M., Barberá, P., Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Fero, M. & Aedo, C. (2014). Checklist of the vascular plants of Annobón (Equatorial Guinea) Phytotaxa 171: 1-78.
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • 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.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Eggeling Indig. Trees of Uganda, ed. 2, 253, photo 42.
    • Lebrun & Boutique in Fl. Congo Belge 1: 114
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 1: 60, t. 13, 3–4
    • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 98
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C.C. Berg et al. in Fl. Cameroun 28: 132, t. 43 (1985).
    • Hamilton, Ug. For. Trees: 98 (1981).
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 606 (1958).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 253, photo. 42 (1952).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 355 (1949).
    • Lebrun & Boutique in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 114 (1948).
    • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika 2: 92 (1932).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 98 (1916).
    • Ficalho, Pl. Ut. Afr. Port.: 27 (1884).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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