African Plant Database

Ficus saussureana DC.
Protologue : Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève 9: 65 (1841)
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus rubroreceptaculata De Wild.
=Ficus zobiaensis De Wild.
=Ficus dawei Hutch.
=Ficus eriobotryoides var. monbuttuensis (Warb.) Lebrun
=Ficus monbuttuensis Warb.
=Ficus eriobotryoides var. caillei A. Chev. ex Mildbr. & Burret
=Ficus eriobotryoides Kunth & Bouché
=Urostigma eriobotryoides (Kunth & Bouché) Miq.
=Ficus galactophora Ten.
=Ficus principes Kunth & Bouché
=*Ficus rubroreceptacula auct.
=*Ficus afzelii G. Don
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 6-15-30 m tall with wide spreading crown; young branchlets densely yellow-brown pubescent; leaves in spirals; lamina lanceolate to oblanceolate or subovate, sometimes oblong, 10-50 x 3-25 cm; apex acuminate,[…]
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Ecology : Half-deciduous rain-forest, secondary forests (often at edges); 1922 lava flow (Cameroon); lakesides; coastal rain-forests; sunny and open forests; rain-forest with[…] often planted; single in meadow or in savanna with [… ]backed to granitic rocks or […] 2-1600 m alt.
  In E Zaire and Uganda the differences between this species and F. lutea are faint; due to interbreeding?
  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 : 204

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 135-141 (1992).
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Record n°24200 modified 2007-04-03
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