African Plant Database

Ficus vasta Forssk.
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus dahro Delile
=Ficus vasta var. glabrescens Hutch.
=Ficus vasta var. velutina Fiori
=Ficus hararensis Warb.
=Ficus rivae Warb.
=Ficus benghalensis A. Rich. non L.
=Ficus callabatensis Warb. (1905)
=Ficus socotrana Balf. f. (1884)
=Ficus dahro var. glabrescens Hutch.
=Ficus dahro var. velutina Fiori
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 16-25 m tall with spreading crown; trunk irregularly shaped, ± buttressed, to 1,5 m Ø; leaves alternate, in spirals; lamina cordiform to ovate, subcircular or elliptic to subreniform, 5-35 x 2,5-25 cm,[…]
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Ecology : Riverine; on or at the base of rocks; forest clearings and margins; lake shores; occasionally open woodland; secondary bushland; farmland; often as single tree; rocky ground in short grass savanna.
  300-2400 m alt. Replaced in Tanzania and southwards by the very closely related F. wakefieldii (put in synonymy by Beentje, Kenya trees, shrubs & lianas: 330, 1994; difference persistent basal bracts of figs in F. wakefieldii, caducous in F. vasta).
  Yemen, Socotra, Saudi Arabia, Oman.

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