1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus populifolia Vahl

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 10(–? 30)m. tall, terrestrial or a shrub.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 3–10 mm. thick, glabrous or white puberulous, periderm not flaking off.
    Leaves
    Leaves in spirals; lamina ± coriaceous, cordiform to broadly ovate or ± reniform, 3–18 × 3–14.5 cm., apex ± acuminate to sometimes caudate, base cordate or truncate, margin entire to repand; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins 6–11 pairs, the basal pair branched, reaching the margin below, or sometimes at the middle of the lamina; tertiary venation partly scalariform; petiole 2.5–12 cm. long, 1–2 mm. thick, epiderm not flaking off; stipules 1–4 cm. long, glabrous or ciliolate, caducous.
    Infructescences
    Figs in pairs in the leaf-axils; peduncle 0.8–2 cm. long; basal bracts ± 2 mm. long, free parts caducous.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle obovoid to ellipsoid or subglobose, 1–1.5 cm. in diameter when fresh, 0.5–1 cm. when dry, minutely puberulous to glabrous, often with distinct ribs when dry, green with red spots at maturity.
    Habitat
    Riparian, rock outcrops, lava cliffs and scarps in deciduous bushland and wooded grassland; 500–1600 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 U1 extending to Ghana and Yemen
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A large savannah tree
    Branches
    Terete branchlets covered glabrous yellowish bark.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen

    Ficus populifolia Vahl appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 1976 Kotschy [415], Ethiopia K000243319 Unknown type material
    Polhill, R. [938], Kenya 22932.000
    Kotschy [415], Ethiopia K000243320
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4485], India K001039121
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4485], India K001039122
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4485], India K001039123
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4485], India K001039124

    First published in Symb. Bot. 1: 82 (1790)

    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.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 344, t. 72, 5.
    • Chev. Bot. 597
    • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 189
    • Engl. Pflanzenw. Afr. 3, 1: 42, fig. 26
    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.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • 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.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C.C. Berg et al. in Fl. Cameroun 28: 160, t. 53 (1985).
    • Aweke in Meded. Landb. Wageningen 79-3: 56, fig. 14 (1979).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 319 (1961).
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 609 (1958).
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 270, fig. 96 (1952).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed 2: 257, fig. 55c (1952).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 361 (1949).
    • R. O. Williams, Useful and Ornamental Plants in Zanzibar and Pemba p. 263 (1949).
    • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika 2: 103 (1932).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 189 (1916).
    • Vahl, Symb. Bot. 1: 82, t. 22 (1790).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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