African Plant Database

Ficus exasperata Vahl
Protologue : Enum. Pl. (Vahl) 2: 197 (1805)
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus punctifera Warb.
=Ficus scabra Willd. non Forst.f. (nom.illegit.)
=Ficus serrata Forssk.
=Ficus silicea Sim
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 2-5 m tall, or tree to 30 m, evergreen or deciduous, patently branched, loosely frondose; bole >50 cm Ø; bark whitish; leaves almost distichous and alternate, sometimes subopposite; lamina ovate to elliptic or obovate, sometimes […]
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Ecology : Edge of closed forest,being colonised by Khaya grandifoliola;rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum,[…]at forest edge;rocky places; imestone outcrops;along rivers;sometimes persisting in cleared places;on drained soils;[…]often as a strangler
  0-2000 m alt. Often confused with the other sandpaper-leaved species, i.e. F. asperifolia, F. capreifolia, F. pygmaea. Can be distinguished by the combination of characters: non-amplexicaul stipules, indumentum of leaves, position of figs.
  ão Tomé, Bioko/Fernando Poo; Yemen; S India, Sri Lanka.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa Moraceae: 43-86
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:298 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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