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Ficus craterostoma (Strangler fig)

Synonyms: Ficus anomani; Ficus furcata var. angustifolia; Ficus luteola; Ficus mutantifolia; Ficus pilosula; Ficus rubropunctata; Ficus ruwenzoriensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Ficus craterostoma, a species of strangler fig, is a fig shrub or tree of the Afrotropics that may grow up to 20 m tall. It is found in lowland tropical and swamp forests in the west, or in afromontane forests, including rocky situations, along Africa's eastern escarpments. The western and eastern populations may constitute separate species, as they occur at different altitudes where their ranges meet in central Africa, while they seem to have exclusive pollinating wasp species.
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Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)[1]
Columba arquatrix (African Olive Pigeon)[1]
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)[1]
Notopholia corrusca (Black-bellied Starling)[1]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[1]
Philantomba monticola (blue duiker)[1]



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1"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
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