1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus wakefieldii Hutch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 25 m. tall, secondarily ? terrestrial, with a wide crown.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs (3–)5–12 mm. thick, with minute to short hairs, intermixed with much longer yellow to brownish hairs, periderm flaking off when dry.
    Leaves
    Leaves in spirals; lamina ± coriaceous, cordiform to ovate, broadly elliptic, subcircular, subreniform or sometimes broadly obovate, 6–23 × 5–23 cm., apex rounded or sometimes very shortly and bluntly acuminate, base cordate, margin entire or almost so; upper surface sparsely hirtellous to subhirsute, lower surface sparsely to densely hirtellous to puberulous, on the main veins yellow hirsute; lateral veins 5–8 pairs, main basal pair branched, reaching the margin at or just below the middle of the lamina; tertiary venation partly scalariform; petiole 2–5.5(–9) cm. long, (1.5–)2–4(– 5) mm. thick, epiderm flaking off; stipules 0.5–1.5 cm. long, on flush up to 4 cm., yellow to brownish hirsute to subsericeous, caducous.
    Infructescences
    Figs in pairs in the leaf-axils, initially enclosed in ovoid calyptrate buds up to 1.5 cm. long, sessile; basal bracts 3–5 mm. long, persistent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle globose or almost so, (1.2–)1.5–2 cm. in diameter when fresh, (0.8–)1–1.5 cm. when dry, densely white to yellow pubescent to ± hirsute or sparsely hirtellous.
    Habitat
    Riverine, lakesides, wooded grassland, commonly on rock outcrops, scarps or at foot of rocky hills; 200–2000 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T5 T7 U1 U3
    [FZ]

    Moraceae, C. C. Berg. Flora Zambesiaca 9:6. 1991

    Habit
    Tree up to 25 m. tall, epiphytic, secondarily terrestrial, with a wide crown.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs (3)5–12 mm. thick, with minute to short hairs, intermixed with much longer yellow to brownish hairs, periderm flaking off when dry.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; lamina cordate to ovate or broadly elliptic to subcircular or subreniform, sometimes broadly obovate, 6–23 x 5–23 cm., subcoriaceous; apex rounded, sometimes very shortly and obtusely acuminate; base cordate; margin subentire; superior surface sparsely hirtellous to subhirsute, inferior surface sparsely to densely hirtellous to puberulous, the main veins yellow hirsute; lateral veins 5–8 pairs, the main basal pair branched and reaching the margin at or just below the middle of the lamina, tertiary venation partly scalariform; petiole 2–5.5(9) cm. long, (1.5)2–4(5) mm. thick, epidermis flaking off when dry; stipules 0.5–1.5 cm. long, up to 4 cm. long on new flush, yellow to brownish hirsute or subsericeous, caducous.
    Fruits
    Figs in pairs in the leaf axils, sessile, initially enclosed within ovoid, calyptrate buds, up to 15 mm. long; basal bracts 3–5 mm. long, persistent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle subglobose, (1.2)1.5–2 cm. in diam. when fresh, (0.8)1–1.5 cm. in diam. when dry, densely white to yellow pubescent, subhirsute or sparsely hirtellous.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Ficus wakefieldii Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Polhill, R. [1158], Tanzania 22923.000
    Polhill, R. [1055], Tanzania 22939.000

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1915: 335 (1915)

    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.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Launert, E. & Cope, G.V. (eds.) (1991). Flora Zambesiaca 9(6): 1-135. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 32 (1962).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 323 (1961).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 359 (1949).
    • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika 2: 101 (1932).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 168 (1916).
    • Hutch. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1915: 335, fig.(1915)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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