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Ficus auriculata Loureiro, 1790

(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus; Subgenus: Sycomorus; Section: Sycomorus; Subsection Neomorphe)

Planted tree in Noosa Botanic Gardens (Australia):
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Distribution Pakistan to southern China, Thailand, Malaysia. Widely cultivated in other parts of the world.

Biology

Pollinator: Ceratosolen emarginatus Mayr.

Habitat

Forest (mixed deciduous and secondary) up to an altitude of 1300m (in China up to 2100m).

References

Berg, C.C. 1986. The Ficus species (Moraceae) of Madagascar and the Comore Islands. Bulletin du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle d’Histoire Naturelle. Paris (4), 8: 17-55.

Berg, C.C. & Wiebes, J.T. 1992. African fig trees and fig wasps. Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Amsterdam, 1-298 pp.

Credits

Photographs © Hermann Alk (Australia).

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

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