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Ficus umbellata Vahl 1805

(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus; Subgenus: Urostigma; Section: Galoglychia;; Subsection: Caulocarpae)


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Jos (Nigeria). Photographs © Jacinta Abalaka (A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute).
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Ivory Coast. Photographs © Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France).
 
Bas-Congo Province (Democratic Republic of Congo). Photographs © Augustin Konda ku Mbuta (DRC).

Bandundu Province (Democratic Republic of Congo). Photograph © Paul Latham (UK).

Bas-Congo Province (Democratic Republic of Congo). Photograph © Luc Pauwels (Meise botanic garden, Belgium).


Distribution

Distribution_of_Ficus_umbellata

Senegal to Central African Republic and south to NW Angola, at low altitudes.

Biology

Pollinator: Courtella medleri (Wiebes).

Habitat

Lowland rainforest, gallery forest and savanna woodland.

Comments

Can be confused with F. polita and F. bubu, but neither of these species have the undulating (wavy) leaf margin characteristic of F. umbellata.

References

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 © Jacinta Abalaka (A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, Jos, Nigeria), or © Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France), or © Paul Latham (UK), or  © Luc Pauwels (Meise botanic garden, Belgium) or © Augustin Konda ku Mbuta (DRC).

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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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