African Plant Database


Ficus lyrata Warb.
Family : MORACEAE
Information on the genus : Ficus
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus pandurata Hort.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen shrub or tree to 10-16 m tall; leaves spirally arranged; lamina fiddle-shaped, ± 20-45 x 12-28 cm, apex shortly and abruptly acuminate,base±deeply cordate,margins entire,both surfaces glabrous[…]. Epiphytic or terrestrial, or a strangler.
Ecology : Rain-forest with Ficus pseudomangifera, Discoglypremna caloneura, Antidesma laciniatum, Parinari glabra, Pauridiantha sp., Leptaspis cochleata; on 1922 lava flow in Cameroon.
  1-± 400 m alt. Begining as hemi-epiphytic or strangler, becoming free-standing.Planted for shade, sacred tree, or for its ornamental foliage (street- or pot-plant).
  Not wild in Gabon.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 135-141

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Verloove, F. & J.A. Reyes-Betancourt (2011). Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary islands, Spain). Collect. Bot. (Barcelona) 30: 67
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 24182
 
Record n°24182
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