1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus vogeliana (Miq.) Miq.

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A forest tree, 15–60 ft. high
    Indumentum
    Coarsely brown-hairy on the young branchlets
    Infructescences
    Figs borne on long panicles on the main stem near the base, often with many panicles prostrate on the ground and sometimes rooting
    Fruits
    Ripe figs russet brown
    Ecology
    Usually in moist situations.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 20 m. tall, with buttresses.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 3–5 mm. thick, minutely white puberulous and with much longer yellowish to white hairs; periderm flaking off when dry.
    Leaves
    Lamina broadly elliptic to obovate or oblong, 5–22 × 2.5–11 cm., apex acuminate, base cordate to subtruncate, margin coarsely dentate to subentire; upper surface scabrous to scabridulous, sparsely, but on the veins more densely, white to yellow hirtellous or hirsute, lower surface white to yellow hirsute, often only on the main veins; lateral veins 5–9 pairs; petiole 0.5–5.5 cm. long, 1–3 mm. thick, minutely white puberulous and with much longer white to yellowish hairs, with epiderm flaking off when dry; stipules 1–2 cm. long, minutely brownish to white puberulous, often also with much longer appressed hairs or sometimes glabrous, subpersistent.
    Infructescences
    Figs on branched leafless branchlets up to 10 m. long arising from the base of the trunk (and then the figs in the litter underneath the tree) or on usually short branchlets up to the main branches; peduncle 0.5–1.5 cm. long, 1–2 mm. thick; basal bracts 3–5 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle mostly depressed globose, 2–3 cm. diameter when fresh, 1–2 cm. when dry, minutely puberulous to hirtellous, red to orange-red when mature, often with yellowish to white spots.
    Habitat
    Swamp forest; 1200 m.
    Distribution
    U4 west to Guinée and Angola

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Ficus vogeliana (Miq.) Miq. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 2006 Etuge, M. [5132], Cameroon K000339881
    Jun 1, 2006 Gosline, G. [417], Cameroon K000339908
    Sep 1, 2004 Rønsted, N. [201], Cameroon K000339880
    Sep 1, 2004 Rønsted, N. [202], Cameroon K000339882
    Sep 1, 2004 Rønsted, N. [213], Cameroon K000339890
    Sep 1, 2004 Rønsted, N. [214], Cameroon K000339891
    Jun 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [10134], Cameroon K000026700
    Jun 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [10408], Cameroon K000026928
    Jun 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2891], Cameroon K000026697
    Jun 1, 2002 Cable, S. [3429], Cameroon K000026699
    Jun 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [4126], Cameroon K000026696
    Jun 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1290], Cameroon K000026698
    Dec 1, 1979 Hijman, M.E.E. [325], Cameroon K000181678
    Dec 3, 1954 Chevalier, A. [17087], Ivory Coast K000243186 syntype
    Keay, R.W.J. [28189], Nigeria 16928.000
    Deighton, F.C. [5485], Sierra Leone 16926.000
    Harris, D.J. [2479], Cameroon 63052.000
    Vogel [s.n.], Liberia K000243188 Unknown type material
    Vogel [179], Bioko K000243189
    Vogel [s.n.] K000243190
    Benin K000243187

    First published in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 3: 295 (1867)

    Accepted by

    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 1: 60, t. 13, 1–2.
    • Chev. Bot. 593, 601 (incl. var. textilis A. Chev.), partly
    • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 94 (incl. var. latifolia Hutch.)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • 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.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • 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: 140, t. 46 (1985).
    • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 606 (1958).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 94 (1916).
    • Miq. in Ann. Mus. Lugd.-Bat. 3: 295 (1867).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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