African Plant Database

Ficus trichopoda Baker
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 261 (1883)
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus congensis var. mollis Hutch. (1916)
=Ficus congensis Engl. (1886)
=Ficus flavovenia Warb. (1894)
=Ficus hippopotami Gerstner (1943)
=Ficus zuvalensis Sim (1909)
=Ficus budduensis Hutch. (1915)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree 5-10-25 m tall with a spread of 15-20 m, branches very stout, spreading almost horizontally, sometimes with several stems, producing numerous aerial roots which reach the ground and develop into pillar roots, thus becoming banyan-like[…]
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Ecology : Mushitu (swamp forest); river banks; dambos and swampy grassland; locally abundant in fringing forest in the savanna regions; sometimes gregarious; moist valley.
  0-1200 m alt.
  S. Africa; Madagascar. – Not in Ethiopia and Yemen.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1.5 - 10 m. Alt: 30 - 300 m. Distribution: KN, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; Humid, Subarid; Forest, Freshwater Wetland; 0-499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1991). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[6]: 63
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography other :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:301 (2012)
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