1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus ardisioides Warb.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or tree up to 5(8) m. tall, hemi-epiphytic, sometimes a liane.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 2–3(6) mm. thick, glabrous or sparsely minutely puberulous, periderm not flaking off when dry.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; lamina oblong to elliptic, lanceolate or oblanceolate, (1.5)4–16(26) x (1)1.5–6.5(9) cm., ± coriaceous; apex acuminate to subcaudate; base obtuse; margin entire; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins (3)4–6(7) pairs, loop-connected 1–5 mm. from the margin, basal pair unbranched, tertiary venation reticulate; petiole 5–15(20) mm. long, 1–2 mm. thick, epidermis usually flaking off when dry; stipules 2–10 mm. long, glabrous, caducous, sometimes subpersistent.
    Fruits
    Figs in pairs in the leaf axils, sessile (or on peduncles 2–9 mm. long); basal bracts 1.5–2 mm. long, persistent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle subglobose to obovoid, 1–2 cm. in diam. when fresh, 0.5–1 cm. in diam. when dry, sparsely puberulous, smooth or pusticulate; wall thin; apex plane or (in large figs) prominent when dry.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Central African Repu, Gabon, Zaïre

    Ficus ardisioides Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1993 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1083], Cameroon K000011729
    Jan 1, 1993 Tekwe, C. [216], Cameroon K000011728
    Jan 1, 1989 Letouzey, R. [14543], Cameroon K000181718
    White, F. [3411], Zambia 13116.000
    Schweinfurth, G. [3352], Zaïre K000243262 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 171 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
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