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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.
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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]
Trijuba oculata[2]
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)[4]


Pollinated by 
Ceratosolen capensis[5]
Ceratosolen flabellatus[7]
Ceratosolen silvestrianus[7]


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



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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
7Active 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)
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