African Plant Database

Ficus palmata Forssk.
Protologue : Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 179 (1775)
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ficus palmata Forssk. subsp. palmata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus pseudocarica Miq. (1848)
=Ficus petitiana A. Rich. (1850)
=Ficus pseudosycomorus Decne. (1834)
=Ficus caricoides Roxb.
=Ficus forsskalii Vahl
=Ficus pseudocarica var. tomentosa Rich.
=Ficus morifolia auct. Non Lam., sensu Forssk.
Taxon infra-specific
Ficus palmata subsp. virgata (Roxb.) Browicz (1982)
Ficus palmata Forssk. subsp. palmata
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub (or tree) to 4-6 m tall; stems many with ascending branches; branchlets densely tomentose; young branches with purplish brown bark; leaves alternate, broadly ovate, undivided or variously lobed, 2-12 x 1,5-12 cm, apex acute to rounded[…]
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Ecology : Hedgerows; secondary scrub; forest edges; sometimes common in riverine forest and scrub; grassland.
  1000-2600 m alt.
  Egypt, Sinai, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman; Iran, Afghansitan, Pakistan, NW India.

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 for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 16 (1999).
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 24192
Record n°24192
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