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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Uganda.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    An epiphytic shrub or tree
    Branches
    Branchlets sulcate when dry, covered with greyish glabrous bark
    Ecology
    In forest.
    [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 8–10 mm. thick, ± densely white strigose to puberulous, periderm flaking off when dry.
    Leaves
    Leaves in spirals; lamina coriaceous, oblong to subovate, sometimes subpandurate, 19–26(–45) × 8–13(–17) cm., apex acuminate, base obtuse to subcordate, sometimes cordate, margin entire; upper surface glabrous, lower surface glabrous or white to brownish hirtellous on the lower part of the midrib; lateral veins 6–8(–9) pairs; tertiary venation ± reticulate; petiole 2.5–8.5 cm. long, ± 4 mm. thick, epiderm flaking off when dry; stipules ± 2 cm. long, free or basally connate, glabrous or sometimes white strigillose, persistent.
    Infructescences
    Figs 1–2 in the leaf-axils, sessile or subsessile; basal bracts ± 5 mm. long, persistent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle globose, 2.5–5 cm. in diameter when fresh, 2–3 cm. when dry, rather densely yellowish to white strigillose to hirtellous, ± pronouncedly waited, at maturity greenish with yellowish spots; wall ± 3–5 mm. thick when dry; apex protruding up to 5 mm.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest; 1150–1200 m.
    Distribution
    U4 extending to Nigeria

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria, Uganda, Zaïre

    Ficus preussii Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11962], Cameroon K000339888
    Sep 1, 2004 Rønsted, N. [220], Cameroon K000339897
    Sep 1, 2004 Rønsted, N. [211], Cameroon K000339889
    Jun 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9156], Cameroon K000026785
    Jun 1, 2002 Groves, M. [26], Cameroon K000026784
    Jun 1, 2002 Elad, M. [105], Cameroon K000026783
    Preuss P. R. [454], Cameroon K000181696 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 156 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • 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: 162.
    • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 152
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C.C. Berg et al. in Fl. Cameroun 28: 242, t. 87 (1985).
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 607 (1958).
    • Lebrun & Boutique in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 162 (1948).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 152 (1916).
    • Warb. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 20: 156 (1894).

    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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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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