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Ficus polita (Wild Rubber Fig)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Heart-leaved fig (Ficus polita) is a species of fig that is native to forests of the African tropics, the East African coast and Madagascar. Their figs are borne on old wood, in small clusters on stumpy branchlets. Their leaves have entire margins and are often heart-shaped, with the tip acuminate. The pollinating wasp is Courtella bekiliensis bekiliensis (Risbec) in Madagascar, and C. b. bispinosa (Wiebes) on the African mainland. It is similar to the Pondoland fig, Ficus bizanae, which is also a forest species.
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Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)[1]
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)[1]
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)[1]
Columba delegorguei (Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon)[1]
Eulemur macaco (black lemur)[2]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[1]
Hypsignathus monstrosus (hammer-headed fruit bat)[1]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[1]
Paraxerus lucifer (black and red bush squirrel)[1]
Tauraco schalowi (Schalow's Turaco)[1]


Parasitized by 
Courtella bekiliensis[3]



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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
2Diet, Nutritional Ecology, and Birth Season of Eulemur macaco in an Anthropogenic Forest in Madagascar, Bruno Simmen & Françoise Bayart & André Marez & Annette Hladik, Int J Primatol (2007) 28:1253–1266
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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