African Plant Database

Ficus umbellata Vahl
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus megalodisca Warb.
=Ficus polita var. persicicarpa Hutch.
=Ficus tuberculosa Welw. ex Hiern (1900)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-15 m tall, densely leafy all over and even from a little above the base; trunk nearly 0,3 m Ø; branches erect-spreading; branchlets patent, often with nodular protuberances or abbreviated shoots[…]– Hemi-epiphytic, strangler or terrestrial.
Ecology : Wooded savannas; forest gallery; rain-forests; rocks; screes; hardpan; savanna and open forest with Nuxia congesta, Stereospermum acuminatissimum, Pavetta lasioclada, Lindackeria dentata.
  to ± 1100 m alt.
  Liberia (Mt. Nimba)? – Confused with F. polita, F. abutilifolia, and juvenile forms of F. bubu.

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
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Record n°24208 modified 2007-04-03
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