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Checklist of Madagascan Ficus (Moraceae)

(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus)


The Madagascan floristic region (Madagascar, Comoro Islands, Mascarene Islands, Seychelles and Aldabra islands) includes 30 Ficus species (Berg 1986; Berg & Wiebes 1992). Madagascar itself contains 25 species (16 endemic species; 5 shared with surrounding islands; 4 shared with continental Africa: F. lutea, F. polita polita, F. sycomorus and F. trichopoda) (Berg, 1986). Here we also treat F. sycomorus sakalvarum as a good species based on morphology and the fact that this taxon has a unique pollinating wasp species associated with it, pushing the total for Madagascar to 26 species.


Genus: FICUS


Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2022. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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