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Ficus lutea Vahl
Protologue : Enum. Pl. (Vahl) 2: 185 (1805)
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urostigma luteum (Vahl) Miq. (1847)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus soroceoides var. arborea H. Perrier (1928)
=Ficus pachyclada subsp. arborea (H. Perrier) C. C. Berg (1986)
=Ficus pachyclada Baker subsp. pachyclada
=Ficus pachyclada Baker (1887)
=Ficus nekbudu Warb. (1904)
=Ficus quibeba Welw. ex Ficalho (1884)
=Ficus vogelii (Miq.) Miq. (1867)
=Urostigma vogelii Miq. (1936)
=Ficus subcalcarata Warb. & Schweinf. (1894)
=Ficus akaie De Wild. (1913)
=Ficus apodocephala Baker (1885)
=Ficus arimensis Britton (1921)
=Ficus baronii Baker (1883)
=Ficus trichosphaera Baker (1883)
=Ficus cabrae Warb. (1904)
=Ficus holstii Warb. (1894)
=Ficus incognita De Wild. (1913)
=Ficus kaba De Wild. (1913)
=Ficus lanigera Warb. (1894)
=Ficus nautarum Baker (1877)
=Ficus neumannii Kunth & Bouché
=Urostigma neumannii (Kunth & Bouché) Miq.
=Ficus pseudovogelii A. Chev.
=Ficus senegalensis Miq. (1867)
=*Ficus stolzii Mildbr.
=Ficus vestito-bracteata Warb. (1894)
=Ficus subcalcarata var. vestito-bracteata (Warb.) Mildbr. & Burret (1911)
=Ficus utilis Sim (1909)
=Ficus verrucocarpa Warb. (1901)
=Ficus vogelii var. pubicarpa Mildbr. & Burret (1911)
=Ficus pachyclada' Baker (1890)
=Ficus broussonetiifolia Baker (1890)
=Ficus pseudo-vogelii A. Chev.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 10-30m tall and 30-40m wide,usually deciduous,with a dense,spreading crown;branches often with fine aerial roots not reaching the ground without root suckers but producing buttresses and long[…]Hemi-epiphytic strangler becoming free-standing
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Ecology : Evergreen- and riverine forests; persisting in cleared areas; planted around settlements; by lakes, swamps; wooded savannas; secondary vegetation; on 1992 lava flow (Cameroon); evergreen bushland; near shaded spring.
  Variable especially in E Africa: in leaf shape and size, degree of pubescence of shoots and figs.
  0-2000 m alt. The name F. lutea is often used for F. ingens a different species (vide Kew Bull. 36: 597, 1981). In E Zaire and Uganda, F. lutea and F. saussureana are not clear-cut species.
  Cape Verde Isl.; São Tomé, Bioko/Fernando Poo; E S. Africa; Madagascar, Aldabra, Comores, Seychelles.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree- Ht 3 - 20 m. Alt: 15 - 915 m. Distribution: KN, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Tree, Liana, Parasite; Dry, Humid, Subhumid, Subarid; Forest, Freshwater Wetland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Comoros, Seychelles, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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