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Ficus nymphaeifolia (amate)

Synonyms: Ficus anguina; Ficus cabusana; Ficus duquei; Ficus duquei var. obtusiloba; Ficus ierensis; Ficus involuta var. urbaniana; Ficus nimphaei-folia; Ficus nymphoides; Ficus urbaniana; Urostigma nymphaeifolium


Height [1]  44 feet (13.3 m)
Width [1]  53 feet (16.2 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  None
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Medium-Low
Shade Percentage [1]  86 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 10 Low Temperature: 30 F° (-1.1 C°) → 40 F° (4.4 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [3]  0.41
Structure [4]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carara National Park II 12983 Costa Rica  
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Reserva Karen Mogensen F. Nature Reserve 1866 Costa Rica  
Rincón de la Vieja National Park II 35068 Costa Rica  


Albotachardina sinensis[5]
Albotachardina yunnanensis[5]
Alouatta palliata (mantled howler monkey)[6]
Alouatta pigra (Mexican black howler monkey)[6]
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)[6]
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)[6]
Ateles geoffroyi (Central American spider monkey)[6]
Cebus capucinus (white-faced capuchin)[6]
Chiroderma villosum (hairy big-eyed bat)[6]
Platyrrhinus helleri (Heller's broad-nosed bat)[6]
Potos flavus (Kinkajou)[6]
Uroderma bilobatum (tent-making bat)[6]
Vampyriscus nymphaea (striped yellow-eared bat)[6]
Vampyrodes caraccioli (great stripe-faced bat)[6]


Parasitized by 
Pegoscapus amabilis[7]





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1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, Campbell O. Webb, 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16(6), 2356 - 2367
4Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6"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
7Jorrit 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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