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Ficus pachyclada

Ficus pachyclada Baker 1887

 

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

Ficus pachyclada Ficus pachyclada
Ficus pachyclada Ficus pachyclada

Distribution

Ficus pachyclada Distribution          Ficus pachyclada Distribution

Madagascar. Recorded from the east and the south. Relatively common from sea level to an altitude of 1300 m.

Biology

Pollinator: unknown.

Habitat

Along rivers, in temporary inundated areas and in riverine forests,  also in marshy places and along the coasts.

Description

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

Biological form

Tree up to 25(-35) m tall, terrestrial

Leaves

shape & colour

in spirals, cordiform to ovate sometimes elliptic, chartaceous, apex shortly acuminate, base cordate to subcordate, margin crenate dentate, scabrous, whitish hispidulous to brownish hirtellous

 

size

4-22 x 2-14 cm, smaller in subsp. arborea : 3-8 x 2-6 cm

 

lateral veins

3-6 pairs, basal pair branched reaching margin at about the middle of the lamina

 

petiole

1-13 cm long

Stipules

0.1-0.5 cm long, hispidulous, caducous

Figs

position

solitary in the leaf axils or below the leaves, rarely on older wood

 

shape

subglobose to subpyriform, 1-2.5 cm (fresh), hispidulous

 

peduncle

0.5-2.5 cm long

 

basal bracts

1 mm long, scattered on the peduncle

References

Berg, C.C. 1986. The Ficus species (Moraceae) of Madagascar and the Comore Islands. Bulletin du Musťum national díHistoire naturelle díHistoire 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 © Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA).

Ficus politoria Lamarck

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2023. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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