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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 15 m. tall, or sometimes a shrub or liana, often terrestrial or sometimes hemi-epiphytic.
Morphology Twigs
Leafy twigs 2–5(10) mm. thick, minutely puberulous or glabrous, periderm not flaking off.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves arranged in spirals; lamina elliptic to oblong or subovate to subobovate, 6.5–15(22) x 3–7(9) cm., subcoriaceous; apex acuminate to subcaudate; base cuneate to rounded or subcordate; margin entire; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins (4)6–12(14) pairs, tertiary venation reticulate; petiole (0.8)1.5–7 cm. long, 1.5–2 mm. thick; stipules 2–8 mm. long, up to c. 4 cm. long on new flush, sparsely puberulous or glabrous, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Figs up to 4(10) together on spurs up to 1.5(4) cm. long on the older wood; bud scales of the spurs ± glabrous; peduncle 8–25 mm. long; basal bracts 2–3 mm. long, caducous or persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle ellipsoid to subglobose, 1.5–4 cm. in diam. when fresh, and 0.8–2.5 cm. in diam. when dry, puberulous or almost glabrous, greenish to pale orange or brownish at maturity, with pale green to whitish spots; wall c. 1 mm. thick when dry, not or hardly wrinkled.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A shrub or tree to 50 ft. high, usually epiphytic at first
Morphology Branches
Smooth pale branchlets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Figs rather long-stalked in pairs or clusters on older branches below the leaves.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 15 m. tall or sometimes a shrub or liana, terrestrial or hemi-epiphytic.
Morphology Twigs
Leafy twigs 2–5(–10) mm. thick, minutely puberulous or glabrous, periderm not flaking off.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in spirals; lamina coriaceous or sometimes chartaceous, elliptic to oblong, ovate or obovate, 6.5–15(–22) × 3–7(–9) cm., apex acuminate to subcaudate, base acute to rounded or subcordate, margin entire; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins 5–12(–14) pairs, tertiary venation reticulate; petiole 1.5–9 cm. long (0.5–)1.5–2 mm. thick; stipules 0.2–0.8 cm. long, up to 4 cm. on flush, sparsely puberulous or glabrous, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Infructescences
Figs up to 4(–10) together on spurs up to 1.5(–4) cm. long on the older wood; peduncle 0.8–2.5 cm. long, 1–1.5 mm. thick; basal bracts 2–3 mm. long, free parts caducous or subpersistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle ellipsoid to globose, 1.5–2.5 cm. in diameter when fresh, 0.8–2 cm. when dry, puberulous or almost glabrous, greenish to pale orange or brownish at maturity, with pale green to whitish spots; wall ± 1 mm. thick when dry, not or hardly wrinkled.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 1999 Munyenyembe, P. [872], Cameroon K000936057
May 1, 1999 Munyenyembe, P. [872], Cameroon K000936058
Deighton, F.C. [5867], Sierra Leone 15958.000
Dalziel, J.M. [1342], Nigeria 16913.000

First published in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 3: 288 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 1: 78, t. 22 D
  • Lebrun & Boutique in Fl. Congo Belge 1: 133.
  • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 134

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Berg in Fl. Cameroun 28: 217, t. 77 (1985).
  • Hamilton, Ug. For. Trees: 99 (1981).
  • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 134 (1916).
  • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 611 (1958).
  • Lebrun & Boutique in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 134 (1948).
  • Miq. in Ann. Mus. Lugd.-Bat. 3: 288 (1867).
  • Troupin, Fl. Pl. Lign. Rwanda: 466 fig. 147.3 (1982).

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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