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Ficus_mucuso

Ficus mucuso Ficalho 1884

 

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

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Distribution

Ficus mucuso Distribution

From NW Angola to Guinea and Ethiopia.

Biology

Pollinator: Ceratosolen arabicus Mayr; Ceratosolen galili Wiebes is a cuckoo.

Habitat

Lowland rainforest.

Description

(after C.C. Berg in Berg & Wiebes,1992):               

Biological form

Tree up to 40 m tall, terrestrial

Leaves

shape & colour

elliptic to subcordiform, chartaceous, apex shortly acuminate, base cordate, both surfaces ± scabrous, puberulous

 

size

6-17 x 4-15 cm

 

lateral veins

3-6 pairs, basal pair above or at middle of the lamina

 

petiole

2-9 cm long, puberulous with brown hairs

Stipules

1-2 cm long, (sub)puberulous, caducous

Figs

position

on 40 cm long branchlets on the main branches and trunk

 

shape

globose to obovoid, Æ 2.5-4 cm (fresh), puberulous

 

peduncle

1-2.5 cm long

 

basal bracts

3-5 mm long

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. 1988. New taxa and combinations in Ficus (Moraceae) in Africa. Kew Bulletin 43: 77- 97.

Berg, C.C. 1989. Moraceae. In: R.M. Polhill (ed.) Flora of Tropical East Africa. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

Berg, C.C. 1990. Distribution of African taxa of Ficus (Moraccae). [Proc. 12th AETFAT]. Mitt. inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 23: 401-405.

Berg, C.C. 1990. Annotated check-list of the Ficus species of the African floristic region, with special reference and a key to the taxa of southern Africa. Kirkia, 13: 253-291.

Berg, C.C. 1991. Moraceae. In: E. Launert & G.Y. Pope (eds) Flora Zambesiaca 9, 6. Natural History Museum, London.

Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. 1989. Chapter 11. Ficus. Flora of Tropical East Africa (ed. R.M. Polhill). 43-86. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

Berg, C.C., Hijman, M.E.E. & Weerdenburg, J.C.A. 1984. Moracées (incl. Cécropiacées). Flore du Gabon 26: 1276.

Berg, C.C., Hijman, M.E.E. & Weerdenburg, J.C.A. 1985. Moracées (incl. Cécropiacées). Flore du Cameroun 28: 1298.

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

Burrows, J. & Burrows, S. 2003. Figs of southern & south-central Africa. Umdaus Press, Hatfield. 379 pp.

Credits

Photographs and distribution maps © Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA).

Ficus polyphlebia Baker 

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2019. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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