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Ficus_madagascariensis

Ficus madagascariensis C.C. Berg 1986

 

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

Ficus_madagascariensis Ficus_madagascariensis
Ficus_madagascariensis Ficus_madagascariensis

Distribution

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Madagascar. Largely  restricted to the south west of the country, however, one sample has been found near Toamasina.

Biology

Pollinator: unknown.

Habitat

Dry forests and xerophytic bush at low altitude.

Comments

This recently described species has been confused previously with Ficus marmorata and is illustrated under this name in Flora Madagascar (1952).

References

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.

Credits

Photographs © 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. 2021. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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