1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus barteri Sprague

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda and N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 10 m. tall, hemi-epiphytic, or a shrub.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 3–5 mm. thick, glabrous, periderm not flaking off.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; lamina lanceolate to linear, or less often oblong to elliptic, (5.5)10–18(30) x 1.5–3.5(7) cm., coriaceous; apex acuminate to subacute; base acute to rounded; margin entire; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins 10–20 pairs, tertiary venation reticulate or parallel to the lateral veins; petiole 1–4.5 cm. long, c. 2 mm. thick, epidermis not flaking off when dry; stipules 5–20 mm. long, glabrous, caducous.
    Fruits
    Figs in pairs in the leaf axils; peduncle (5)10–25 mm. long; basal bracts 1.5–2 mm. long, caducous.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle globose, 1–1.5 cm. in diam. when fresh, c. 0.5–1 cm. in diam. when dry, glabrous, smooth to verruculose, yellow to orange at maturity.
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A forest shrub, or tree up to 25 ft., epiphytic at first
    Branches
    Branchlets glabrous, purple
    Fruits
    Figs orange when ripe.
    [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 3–5 mm. thick, glabrous, periderm not flaking off.
    Leaves
    Leaves in spirals; lamina coriaceous, lanceolate to linear, or less often oblong to elliptic, (5.5–)10–18(–30) × 1.5–3.5(–7) cm., apex acuminate to subacute, base acute or less often rounded, margin entire; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins 10–20 pairs, tertiary venation reticulate or parallel to the lateral veins; petiole 1–4 cm. long, ± 2 mm. thick; stipules 0.5–2 cm. long, glabrous, caducous.
    Infructescences
    Figs in pairs in the leaf-axils; peduncle (0.5–) 1–2.5 cm. long; basal bracts 1.5–2 mm. long, caducous.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle globose, 1–1.5 cm. in diameter when fresh, ± 0.5–1 cm. when dry, glabrous, smooth to waited, yellow to orange at maturity.
    Habitat
    In rain-forest and drier types of evergreen forest, altitude not recorded, ± 1000–1200 m.
    Distribution
    extending to N. Zambia and to Sierra Leone U2 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Ficus barteri Sprague appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nigeria K000243220
    Mildbraed [4262], Cameroon K000243267
    Bartin [294], Nigeria K000243219

    First published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 33: 354 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • 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

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Lebrun & Boutique in Fl. Congo Belge 1: 164.
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 1: 74, t. 21 A
    • Chev. Bot. 599
    • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 205
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C.C. Berg et al. in Fl. Cameroun 28: 190, t. 65 (1985).
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 33 (1962).
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 610 (1958).
    • Lebrun & Boutique in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 164 (1948).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 205 (1917).
    • Sprague in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 33: 354 (1903).

    Sources

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