Ficus trichopoda Baker

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Ficus trichopoda

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kabweluma Falls, Kalungwishi River, Northern Province, Mporokoso District.

Ficus trichopoda

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kabweluma Falls, Kalungwishi River, Northern Province, Mporokoso District.

Ficus trichopoda

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kabweluma Falls, Kalungwishi River, Northern Province, Mporokoso District.

Ficus trichopoda

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kabweluma Falls, Kalungwishi River, Northern Province, Mporokoso District.

Ficus trichopoda

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kundabwika falls, campsite.

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Synonyms: Ficus congensis Engl
Ficus hippopotami Gerstner
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or tree up to c. 10 m, terrestrial. often with stilt roots or pillars supporting the branches; leaf lamina broadly ovate to elliptic, leathery, apex shortly acuminate to obtuse, base obtuse to cordate, margin entire, variously hairy to glabrous. Figs up to four together in the leaf axils, peduncle 0.5−1.0 cm.
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Worldwide distribution: Senegal and South Sudan to KwaZulu-Natal and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Insects associated with this species: Elisabethiella bergi (Pollinated by this insect)
Asota speciosa (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Page 63.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 151 - 152.

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Flora of Malawi: Ficus trichopoda
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus trichopoda
African Plant Database: Ficus trichopoda
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ficus trichopoda
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ficus trichopoda
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus trichopoda
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ficus trichopoda
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ficus trichopoda
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ficus trichopoda
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus trichopoda
Ispot Southern Africa: Ficus trichopoda
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus trichopoda
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus trichopoda
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus trichopoda
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ficus trichopoda
Tropicos: Ficus trichopoda


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ficus trichopoda.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184240, retrieved 24 November 2017

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