Plantae > Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Rosales > Moraceae > Ficus > Ficus sur

Ficus sur (Cape fig)

Synonyms: Ficus beniensis; Ficus brassii; Ficus capensis; Ficus capensis var. beniensis; Ficus capensis var. guineensis; Ficus capensis var. iturensis; Ficus capensis var. mallotocarpa; Ficus capensis var. ostiolata; Ficus capensis var. pubescens; Ficus capensis var. trichoneura; Ficus clethrophylla; Ficus erubescens; Ficus gongoensis; Ficus guineensis; Ficus ituriensis; Ficus kondeensis; Ficus lichtensteinii; Ficus mallotocarpa; Ficus munsae; Ficus ostiolata; Ficus ostiolata var. brevipedunculata; Ficus panifica; Ficus plateiocarpa; Ficus riparia; Ficus sycomorus var. alnea; Ficus sycomorus var. polybotrya; Ficus sycomorus var. prodigiosa; Ficus thonningiana; Ficus villosipes; Sycomorus capensis; Sycomorus guineensis; Sycomorus panifica; Sycomorus riparia; Sycomorus thonningiana

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cape fig or Broom cluster fig (Ficus sur) is a widespread Afrotropical species of cauliflorous fig. This fast-growing, deciduous or evergreen tree usually reaches 5 to 12 m, but may attain a height of 35 m to 40 m. Large specimens develop a massive spreading crown, fluted trunks and buttress roots. In cooler climes it is coastal, but they may be found at up to 2,500 m altitude.
View Wikipedia Record: Ficus sur


Janka Hardness [1]  260 lbf (118 kgf) Very Soft
Specific Gravity [1]  0.37


Africaspis communis[2]
Africaspis fici[2]
Andaspis formicarum[2]
Arizelocichla milanjensis (Stripe-cheeked Greenbul)[3]
Avricus pluvialis[2]
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)[4]
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)[3]
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)[3]
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)[4]
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)[4]
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)[4]
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)[3]
Ceroplastes toddaliae[2]
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)[4]
Colobus guereza (Guereza)[4]
Cricetomys gambianus (Gambian rat)[5]
Eidolon helvum (straw-colored fruit bat)[5]
Epomophorus wahlbergi (Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat)[5]
Eurillas curvirostris (Plain Greenbul)[4]
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)[4]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[3]
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)[4]
Inglisia pluvialis[2]
Lamprotornis nitens (Cape Starling)[3]
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)[3]
Micropteropus pusillus (Peters's dwarf epauletted fruit bat)[3]
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)[4]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[6]
Philantomba monticola (blue duiker)[3]
Phyllastrephus cabanisi (Cabanis's Greenbul)[4]
Phylloscopus budongoensis (Uganda Woodland Warbler)[4]
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)[4]
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)[4]
Ploceus nigricollis (Black-necked Weaver)[4]
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)[4]
Potamochoerus porcus (red river hog)[3]
Pseudoneptis bugandensis[5]
Pteropus voeltzkowi (Pemba flying fox)[3]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[2]
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)[4]
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)[3]
Saissetia sclerotica[2]
Saissetia somereni[2]
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)[4]
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)[3]
Tockus alboterminatus (Crowned Hornbill)[4]
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)[3]
Treron calvus delalandii (Delande's green pigeon)[7]
Trijuba oculata[2]
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)[4]


Pollinated by 
Ceratosolen capensis[5]
Ceratosolen flabellatus[8]
Ceratosolen silvestrianus[8]


Parasitized by 
Ceratosolen flabellatus[5]
Sycophaga cyclostigma[5]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
2Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
3"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
4Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press.
5Jorrit 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.
6The diet of chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda, NICHOLAS E. NEWTON-FISHER, Afr. J. Ecol. 1999, Volume 37, pages 344–354
7del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
8Active Pollination of Ficus Sur by Two Sympatric Fig Wasp Species in West Africa, Carole Kerdelhué, Michael E. Hochberg and Jean-Yves Rasplus, BIOTROPICA 29(1): 69-75 (1997)
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access