African Plant Database

Ficus ovata Vahl
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus brachypoda Hutch.
=Ficus africana Kunth & Bouché
=Ficus asymetrica Hutch.
=Ficus brachypoda var. scioana Chiov.
=Ficus buchneri Warb.
=Ficus johnstonii Stapf
=Ficus megaphylla var. glabra Warb.
=Ficus megaphylla Warb.
=Ficus ovata var. octomelifolia (Warb.) Mildbr. & Burret
=Ficus octomelifolia Warb.
=Ficus pseudoelastica Welw. ex Hiern (1900)
=Ficus sapinii De Wild.
=Ficus spectabilis Kunth & Bouché
=Ficus tuberculosa var. elliptica Hiern (1900)
=Ficus vohsenii Warb.
=Ficus baoulensis A. Chev.
=Urostigma ovatum (Vahl) Miq.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Sarmentous shrub or tree 10-25 m tall, evergreen; bole straight; crown spreading, to 15 m of spread; leaves in spirals; lamina ovate to elliptic, subovate or oblong, 5-31 x 3,5-20 cm, apex acuminate, base cordate to truncate,[…]
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Ecology : Wooded savannas; at edge of forest gallery; on many types of soils; river sides; secondary forests; rain-forest; evergreen bushland; sometimes left in cultivations following forest clearing; farmbush; lakesides; swamp forest (mushitu) margins, dambos[…]
  0-2100 m alt. Often planted.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.

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

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 other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:299 (2012)
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Record n°24190 modified 2007-04-02
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