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Ficus sycomorus (sycamore fig)

Wikipedia Abstract

Ficus sycomorus (Bambara: Sutoro), called the sycamore fig or the fig-mulberry (because the leaves resemble those of the mulberry), sycamore, or sycomore, is a fig species that has been cultivated since ancient times. The term sycamore spelled with an A has been used for a variety of plants and is widely used in England to refer to the Great Maple, Acer pseudoplatanus. For clarity, the Ficus sycomorus species of fig is usually exclusively referred to as "sycomore", with an O rather than an A as the second vowel.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Specific Gravity [2]  0.422
Structure [3]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Dinder National Park II 2088300 Sudan  
East Usambara Biosphere Reserve 222395 Tanzania  
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania


Abgrallaspis cyanophylli (cyanophyllum scale)[4]
Acraea pharsalus[5]
Africaspis chionaspiformis[4]
Afrotachardina longisetosa[4]
Asterodiaspis pustulans <Unverified Name>[6]
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)[7]
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)[8]
Ceronema gowdeyi[4]
Ceroplastes rusci (barnacle wax scale)[4]
Cerostegia rusci <Unverified Name>[6]
Chlorocebus aethiops (vervet monkey)[7]
Civettictis civetta (African Civet)[7]
Dasychira goodii[5]
Epomophorus wahlbergi (Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat)[7]
Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur)[7]
Gastroplakaeis toroensis[5]
Icerya aegyptiaca[4]
Imbrasia dione[5]
Lemur catta (ring-tailed lemur)[7]
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)[9]
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)[7]
Mecodina apicia[5]
Neotragus moschatus (suni)[8]
Notopholia corrusca (Black-bellied Starling)[7]
Papio ursinus (chacma baboon)[7]
Parasaissetia nairobica[4]
Parasaissetia nigra (nigra scale)[6]
Planococcus lilacinus (citrus mealybug)[4]
Poicephalus meyeri (Meyer's Parrot)[10]
Pseudoneptis bugandensis[10]
Pycnonotus nigricans (African Red-eyed Bulbul)[10]
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)[7]
Stactolaema leucotis (White-eared Barbet)[7]
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)[8]
Tauraco porphyreolophus (Purple-crested Turaco)[7]
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)[7]
Turdus leucomelas (Pale-breasted Thrush)[7]


Pollinated by 
Ceratosolen arabicus[11]
Ceratosolen galili[11]


Parasitized by 
Ceratosolen galili[10]




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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
7"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
8Co-existence and niche segregation of three small bovid species in southern Mozambique, Herbert H.T. Prins, Willem F. de Boer, Herman van Oeveren, Augusto Correia, Jorge Mafuca and Han Olff, 2006 East African Wild Life Society, Afr. J. Ecol., 44, 186–198
9Diet and distribution of elephant in the Maputo Elephant Reserve, Mozambique, Willem F. De Boer, Cornelio P. Ntumi, Augusto U. Correia and Jorge M. Mafuca, Afr. J. Ecol., 38, 188-201 (2000)
10Jorrit 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.
11Active 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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