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Ficus rubra Vahl 1805

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

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Madagascar, Mascarene Islands, Seychelles, Aldabra Island & Comoro Islands. The species is more frequent in the north of Madagascar (Diego Suarez), but appears to be widespread in the country. 


Pollinator: Nigeriella avicola Wiebes.


Rocky places and in forests up to an altitude of 1000m.


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.


Photographs © Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA); or ©  Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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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. 2024. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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