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This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa to SW. Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 25(30) m. tall.
Morphology Twigs
Leafy twigs 2–5 mm. thick, white to yellowish (or brownish) puberulous, hirtellous, tomentose or hirsute to glabrescent, periderm usually not flaking off when dry.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina elliptic to ± ovate or oblong, sometimes subcircular or lanceolate, 4–20(32) x 3–13(16) cm., chartaceous to coriaceous, apex acuminate to acute, base subacute to cordate, margin coarsely crenate-dentate to repand or ± entire; superior surface smooth, sometimes scabrous, glabrous or puberulous on the proximal parts on the main veins, the inferior surface puberulous to tomentose, or glabrous and only the main veins pubescent; lateral veins (3)5–9 pairs; petiole 1.5–9 cm. long, 1–2 mm. thick, puberulous, ± hirsute or subtomentose sometimes glabrous, epidermis usually not flaking off when dry; stipules 1–3.5 cm. long, white to yellowish subsericeous, pubescent or hirsute to glabrescent, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Figs on branching, leafless branchlets up to 50(150) cm. long, on the older wood, down to the trunk, or figs occasionally in the leaf axils or just below the leaves; peduncle 5–20 mm. long, 1–3 mm. thick; basal bracts 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle obovoid to subglobose, often ± depressed-globose, often stipitate, at least when dry, 2–4 cm. in diam. when fresh, 0.5–2.5 cm. in diam. when dry, indumentum white to yellowish, ± puberulous to almost glabrous or densely tomentose to subvelutinous, red to dark orange at maturity.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 25(–30) m. tall, sometimes with buttresses.
Morphology Twigs
Leafy twigs white to yellowish (or brownish) puberulous to hirtellous or tomentose, partly hirsute or almost glabrous, periderm mostly not flaking off when dry.
Morphology Leaves
Lamina chartaceous to coriaceous, elliptic to ovate, subovate or oblong, sometimes suborbicular or lanceolate, 4–20(–32) × 3–13(–16) cm., apex acuminate to acute, base subacute to cordate, margin coarsely crenate-dentate to repand or ± entire; upper surface smooth, sometimes scabrous, glabrous or puberulous on the proximal parts of the main veins, lower surface on the whole surface or only on the main veins puberulous to tomentose or glabrous; lateral veins (3–)5–9 pairs; petiole 1.5–9 cm. long, 1–2 mm. thick, puberulous, hirtellous, hirsute, subtomentose or glabrous, periderm usually not flaking off when dry; stipules 1–3.5 cm. long, white to yellow subsericeous, pubescent, hirsute or almost glabrous, caducous or occasionally subpersistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Infructescences
Figs on branched leafless branchlets up to 50(–150) cm. long on the older wood, down to the trunk, or occasionally in the leaf-axils; peduncle 0.5–2 cm. long, 1–3 mm. thick; basal bracts 2–3 mm. long; Receptacle obovoid to subglobose, often ± depressed-globose, often stipitate at least when dry, 2–4 cm. in diameter when fresh, 0.5–3 cm. when dry, sparsely white to yellowish puberulous to almost glabrous or densely tomentose to subvelutinous, red to dark orange at maturity.
Figures
Fig. 18.
Habitat
Forest, riverine, wooded grassland, often left in cleared places; 0–2300 m.
Distribution
extending to Yemen, Cape Verde Is., Angola and South Africa K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 P T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Usually a small tree
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
The figs borne in sometimes abundant clusters on the trunk
Morphology Branches
Branchlets glabrous or softly pubescent
Morphology General Buds
Pointed more or less villous buds
Note
A variable species within which several infraspecific taxa can probably be recognized
Ecology
Common, especially in the more open country.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A tree up to 30 ft. high or more with the habit of an alder
Morphology General Exudate
Viscid, not milky, sap
Morphology General Indumentum
Shortly tomentose young branchlets.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Ficus sur Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2008 Corcoran, M.R. [11], Cameroon K000580294
Nov 1, 2008 Pollard, B.J. [1391], Cameroon K000580338
Jun 1, 2006 Nana felicite [26], Cameroon K000339905
Feb 1, 2004 Ghogue, J.-P. [1031], Cameroon K000746159
Feb 1, 2004 Onana, J.-M. [1923], Cameroon K000746162
Jun 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1900], Cameroon K000026709
Jun 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9389], Cameroon K000026710
Jun 1, 2002 Groves, M. [45], Cameroon K000026705
Jun 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2815], Cameroon K000026706
Jun 1, 2002 Kenfack, D. [242], Cameroon K000026708
Jun 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [4678], Cameroon K000026703
Jun 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [7102], Cameroon K000026701
Jun 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [8333], Cameroon K000026702
Jun 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4559], Cameroon K000936059
Apr 1, 1999 Etuge, M. [3541], Cameroon K000936060
Sep 1, 1983 Ujor, E.U. [30433], Cameroon K000181666
Sep 1, 1976 Schimper [1585], Ethiopia K000243283 isolectotype
Sep 1, 1976 Schimper [1585], Ethiopia K000243284
Jan 1, 1976 Letouzey, R. [15011], Cameroon K000181656
Aug 1, 1975 Letouzey, R. [14222], Cameroon K000181657
Ash [244], Ethiopia 6049.388
Ash [126], Ethiopia 900.004
Seret [314], Zaire K000243228
Seret [314], Zaire K000243229
de Beer, J.S. [81515], Botswana K000489678
de Beer, J.S. [81513], Botswana K000489679
Maitland, T.D. [889], Cameroon K000181664
Struhsaker, T.T. [13], Cameroon K000181668
Timberlake, J. [4958], Mozambique K000545308
Maitland, T.D. [890], Cameroon K000181663
Maitland, T.D. [0s.n116], Cameroon K000181667
Dalziel, J.M. [8183], Cameroon K000181662
Rosevear, D. R. [6137], Cameroon K000181665
Hoyle, A.C. [403], Sudan Ficus capensis 11084.000
White, F. [2184], Zambia Ficus capensis 13121.000
Meikle, R.D. [1372], Nigeria Ficus capensis 13122.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [2887], Zambia Ficus capensis 13123.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [9313], Tanzania Ficus capensis 15935.000
White, F. [2265], Zambia Ficus capensis 15936.000
Faulkner, H. [1471], Tanzania Ficus capensis 15937.000
Sangster, R.G. [506], Uganda Ficus capensis 15938.000
Faulkner, H. [1455], Tanzania Ficus capensis 15939.000
Deighton, F.C. [4219], Sierra Leone Ficus capensis 16803.000
Harley, R.M. [9261], Tanzania Ficus capensis 22750.000
Richards, H.M. [13135], Zambia Ficus capensis 22754.000
Polhill, R. [1827], Tanzania Ficus capensis 22929.000
Miller, A.K. [394], Uganda Ficus capensis 22935.000
Verdcourt, B. [2943], Kenya Ficus capensis 22937.000
Harley, R.M. [9313], Tanzania Ficus capensis 22947.000
Polhill, R. [1845], Tanzania Ficus capensis 23350.000
Richards, H.M. [13283], Zambia Ficus capensis 23764.000
Mozambique Ficus capensis 25073.000
Mozambique Ficus capensis 25075.000
Polhill, R. [1046], Tanzania Ficus capensis 25990.000
Andrews, F.W. [1644], Sudan Ficus capensis 2689.000
Andrews, F.W. [1690], Sudan Ficus capensis 2690.000
Harwood, A. [59], Tanzania Ficus capensis 29128.000
Richards, H.M. [21502], Zambia Ficus capensis 29203.000
Richards, H.M. [21,585], Zambia Ficus capensis 29220.000
Struhsaker, T.T. [13], Cameroon Ficus capensis 31496.000
Renvoize, S.A. [517], Tanzania Ficus capensis 33536.000
Renvoize, S.A. [517], Tanzania Ficus capensis 36417.000
Tanzania Ficus capensis 36447.000
Richards, H.M. [21585], Zambia Ficus capensis 37446.000
Reynolds, V. [3 (17)], Uganda Ficus capensis 3810.000
Ficus capensis 45506.000
Vogel [678], Cape Verde Ficus capensis K000243185 Unknown type material
Brenan, J.P.M. [7760], Zambia Ficus mallotocarpa 11074.000
Wild, H. [1236], Zimbabwe Ficus mallotocarpa 11076.000
Brenan, J.P.M. [7767], Zambia Ficus mallotocarpa 13136.000
Newbould, J. [2522], Tanzania Ficus mallotocarpa 15952.000
Wild, H. [3092], Zimbabwe Ficus mallotocarpa 15953.000
Kenya Ficus mallotocarpa 25771.000

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 180 (1775)

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.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • 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.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Launert, E. & Cope, G.V. (eds.) (1991). Flora Zambesiaca 9(6): 1-135. 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.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

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.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • 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.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • 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

  • Aweke in Meded. Landb. Wageningen 79-3: 66, fig. 17 (1979).
  • C.C. Berg et al. in Fl. Cameroun 28: 135, t. 44 (1985).
  • Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: cxxiv, 180 (1775).
  • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 100 (1916).
  • Troupin, Fl. Pl. Lign. Rwanda: 448, fig. 148.6 (1982).

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