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Ficus reflexa reflexa Thunberg

(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus; Subgenus: Urostigma; Section: Galoglychia; Subsection: Chlamydodorae)

Ficus reflexa reflexa Thunberg 1786


Madagascar and Mascarene Islands. A common species widely distributed in Madagascar especially in the east and the north. 


Pollinator: Elisabethiella reflexa Wiebes.

Non-pollinators: Philocaenus Boučeki (Wiebes); Philotrypesis cnephaea Wiebes; Sycoscapter cornutus Wiebes; Sycoryctes remus (Wiebes); Camarothorax brevimucro Bouček; Camarothorax hemimucro Wiebes.


Frequently in forests (various types), up to an altitude of 1400m.


Berg, C.C. 1986. The Ficus species (Moraceae) of Madagascar and the Comore Islands. Bulletin du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle d’Histoire Naturelle. Paris (4), 8: 17-55.

Berg, C.C. & Wiebes, J.T. 1992. African fig trees and fig wasps. Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Amsterdam, 1-298 pp.


Photographs and distribution map © Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA).

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Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2024. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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