Trilepisium madagascariense DC.

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Trilepisium madagascariense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nyawamba River, near Canaan village, Aberfoyle

Trilepisium madagascariense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nyawamba River, near Canaan village, Aberfoyle

Trilepisium madagascariense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nyawamba River, near Canaan village, Aberfoyle

Trilepisium madagascariense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nyawamba River, near Canaan village, Aberfoyle

Trilepisium madagascariense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nyawamba River, near Canaan village, Aberfoyle

Trilepisium madagascariense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nyawamba River, near Canaan village, Aberfoyle

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Synonyms: Bosqueia angolensis Ficalho
Bosqueia boiviniana Baill.
Bosqueia cerasifolia Engl.
Bosqueia gymnandra Baker
Bosqueia phoberos Baill.
Bosqueia thouarsiana Baill.
Bosqueia welwitschii Engl.
Pontya excelsa A. Chev.
Common names: False-fig (English) Munyimadutu (Shona) Munyumondutu (Shona) Mutupu (Ndebele) Mutupu (Shona) Urnfig (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium to large tree. Bark grey, smooth, with creamy-white latex. Leaves simple alternate, elliptic, up to 14 cm long, somewhat leathery, dark glossy green above, hairless; apex with a distinct driptip c. 15 mm long; margin entire, somewhat rolled under; petiole 3-15 mm long. Inflorescences up to c. 1 cm in diameter on a bellshaped receptacle; peduncle up to 1.5 cm long. Flowers unisexual on the same receptacle; perianth segments absent; male flowers many with creamy-white to mauve stamens; female flowers solitary with a 2-3-lobed style. Fruit fig-like, embedded within the fleshy receptacle, ellipsoid c. 2 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: madagascariense: of Madagascar
Habitat: In evergreen and semi-deciduous forest
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Widespread from Guinea to Ethiopia and south to Angola and South Africa. Alsoin Madagascar and Seycheles.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Cyrestis camillus sublineata (Larval foodplant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Sunday 13 October 2013
Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 28 - 30. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 351 - 354. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 132.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 90.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 234. As Bosqueia phoberos

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 63.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 80.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 172 - 173. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 125.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 82 - 83. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 398 - 400. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Trilepisium madagascariense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120200, retrieved 13 December 2017

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