African Plant Database

Ficus platyphylla Delile
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus kotschyana (Miq.) Miq.
=Urostigma kotschyanum Miq.
=Ficus lateralis Warb.
=*Ficus somalensis auct. Chiovenda (1929) p.p. quoad specim. Puccioni & Stefanini 917, 1042, Chiovenda 1932 fig. 231, non (Pamp.) Chiov.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 10-25 m tall and more with straight bole to 1-2 m Ø, stout at the base; deciduous; crown spreading, rather dense; leaves in spirals, alternate; lamina ovate to elliptic or subovate to oblong, 8-26 x 5-20 cm, apex rounded to acute, base cordate[…]
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Ecology : Wooded grassland deciduous woodland with[…];hollows sometimes near waterholes rocky places;fringing forests;bushland; coastal savanna; soils deep and humid; sands; termite mounds.
  near sea-level to 1170 m alt. Sometimes grown in villages and towns. In N Nigeria used in traditional medicine (Chindo & al. in J. Ethnopharmacol. 85: 131-137, 2003).Resembling F. bussei
  Not in Zimbabwe.

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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carte afrique num 24193
Record n°24193
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