Ficus trichopoda Baker

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Ficus trichopoda

Swamp forest tree
Kabweluma Falls
Jul 2013
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus trichopoda

Swamp forest tree
Kabweluma Falls
Jul 2013
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus trichopoda

Swamp forest tree. Branches supported by adventitious roots; Kabweluma Falls; Jul 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus trichopoda

Swamp forest tree; Kabweluma Falls; Jul 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus trichopoda

Kundabwika falls, camp site; Jul 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus trichopoda

Katanga Province, DRC;
Dec 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

Ficus trichopoda

Katanga Province, DRC;
Nov 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

Ficus trichopoda

Katanga Province, DRC;
Nov 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

Ficus trichopoda

Katanga Province, DRC;
Nov 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

Ficus trichopoda

Katanga Province, DRC;
Dec 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Synonyms: Ficus congensis Engl
Ficus hippopotami Gerstner
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
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.
Type location:
Madagascar
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Swamp and riverine forest.
Altitude range: 0 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Senegal and South Sudan to KwaZulu-Natal and Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species: Elisabethiella bergi (Pollinated by this insect)
Asota speciosa (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 April 2016
Literature:

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

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 133 - 136. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 86. (Includes a picture).

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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ficus trichopoda.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184240, retrieved 18 September 2019

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