African Plant Database

Ficus cordata Thunb.
Protologue : Ficus 8 (1786)
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ficus cordata Thunb. subsp. cordata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus leccardioides Warb.
=Ficus rupium Dinter
=Ficus welwitschii Warb.
=Ficus cordata var. tristis (Kunth & Bouché) Warb.
=Ficus tristis Kunth & Bouché
=Ficus cordata var. fleckii Warb.
=Ficus cordata var. marlothii Warb.
=Ficus welwitschii var. beroensis Hiern
=Urostigma cordatum (Thunb.) Gasp.
=Urostigma thunbergii Miq.
Taxon infra-specific
Ficus cordata Thunb. subsp. cordata
Ficus cordata subsp. salicifolia (Vahl) C. C. Berg (1988)
Ficus cordata subsp. lecardii (Warb.) C. C. Berg
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Sarmentous shrub 2-5 m tall or graceful, sometimes drooping tree with often tortuous bole, to 8-15-35(-39) m tall; trunk to 1 m Ø; crown spreading, dense; leaves spirally arranged; lamina lanceolate, ovate, oblong, elliptic or cordiform[…]
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Ecology : Rocky hills and hill sides; lateritic pans; sandstone, granite, limestone, gneiss; riparian (rocky wadi sides, choked with sand, and wadi beds); wooded- and tall grass savanna; often growing directly from crevices of bare rock;[…]
  Algeria, Libya, Egypt, S Arabia, Socotra (subsp. salicifolia); Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana, Swaziland (subsp. cordata, subsp. salicifolia).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. : 13
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 14 (1999).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:297 (2012)
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carte afrique num 148998
Record n°148998
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