Ficus platyphylla

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Ficus platyphylla
Ficus platyphylla


Taxonavigation: Rosales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Rosales

Familia: Moraceae
Tribus: Ficeae
Genus: Ficus
Species: Ficus platyphylla



Ficus platyphylla Delile


  • Heterotypic
    • Ficus kotschyana (Miq.) Miq. in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 3: 288 (1867)
    • Ficus lateralis Warb. in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 6, 1: 5 (1904)
    • Ficus platyphylla var. pubescens Aubrév. in Fl. Forest. Soudano-Guin.: 344 (1950)
    • Urostigma binderianum Kotschy in Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Cl., Abt. 1, 51: 353 (1865)
    • Urostigma kotschyanum Miq. in London J. Bot. 6: 553 (1847)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Africa
    • Regional:Western Africa
      • Benin, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
    • Regional:Central Africa
      • Burkina, Central African Repu, Chad, Mali, Niger, Uganda
    • Regional:Eastern Africa
      • Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Gosline, G., Bidault, E., van der Burgt, X., Cahen, D., Challen, G., Condé, N., Couch, C., Couvreur, T.L.P., Dagallier, L.M.J., Darbyshire, I., Dawson, S., Doré, T.S., Goyder, D., Grall, A., Haba, P., Haba, P., Harris, D., Hind, D.J.N., Jongkind, & al. (2023). A Taxonomically-verified and Vouchered Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Republic of Guinea. Nature, scientific data 10, Article number: 327: [1]-[12].
  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2001. World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919. [unavailable to the public] Reference page

Vernacular names

bamanankan: Nkaba
Fulfulde: Dundeehi
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