Treculia africana Decne.
subsp. africana
var. africana

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Treculia africana subsp. africana var. africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
14 km north-west of Nkhotakota

Treculia africana subsp. africana var. africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
14 km north-west of Nkhotakota

Treculia africana subsp. africana var. africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
14 km north-west of Nkhotakota

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Common names:
Status: Native
Tree up to 30 m., evergreen, with milky latex. Bole fluted, bark smooth, grey-brown. Leaves alternate, lamina oblong-lanceolate, base slightly asymmetric. Male flowers cover the surface of golf ball sized inflorescences; the female inflorescence is up to about 15 cm in diameter; the mature infructescence is about the size of a football.
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal and Southern Sudan to Mozambique, Malawi and northern Angola.
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Cyrestis camillus sublineata (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Saturday 10 March 2018

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 22 - 24. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 346 - 350. (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 74. As Treculia africana subsp. africana (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 Pages 124 - 125.

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Flora of Mozambique: Treculia africana subsp. africana var. africana
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Treculia africana
African Plant Database: Treculia africana
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Treculia africana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Treculia africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Treculia africana
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Wikipedia: Treculia africana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Treculia africana subsp. africana var. africana., retrieved 24 March 2023

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