African Plant Database


Treculia africana Decne.
Family : MORACEAE
Information on the genus : Treculia
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Treculia africana Decne. var. africana
 Treculia africana Decne. subsp. africana
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus whytei Stapf
=Ficus welwitschii auct.
=Treculia affona N.E. Br. (1894)
=Treculia dewevrei De Wild. & T. Durand (1899)
=Treculia centralis A. Chev. (1913)
=Treculia erinacea A. Chev. (1913)
=Artocarpus africana Sim (1909)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Treculia africana Decne. var. africana
Treculia africana var. inversa Okafor
Treculia africana var. mollis (Engl.) J. Léonard
Treculia africana Decne. subsp. africana
Treculia africana subsp. madagascarica (N.E. Br.) C.C. Berg (1977)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dioecious or sometimes monoecious tree 25-36-50 m tall and 10-15 m wide; bole fluted and somewhat twisted, bare below up to 2/3 of its height, ordinarily buttressed, and loosely branched above, terminated by leaf-tufts[?]
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Ecology : Evergreen (or sometimes deciduous?) tree in humid to primary forest; preferring riveroides, or regionally almost confined to such; also on rocks in riverbeds; swamp forests; secondary forests; regionally abundant to rare[?]
  0-1300 m alt. Widely cultivated near villages,mainly for its fruits, but also latex and roots used. The seeds, rich in protein and oil, serve as low cost meat substitutes, and there is recent increased interest in the plant
  Principe, São Tomé; Madagascar [subsp. madagascarica (N. E. Br.) C. C. Berg with 3 vars.].
 
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Map
carte afrique num 177539
 
Record n°177539 modified 2007-04-02
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