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Ficalhoa laurifolia

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Ficalhoa laurifolia is an evergreen flowering tree of 2–6 m (6.6–19.7 ft) height with glabrous branches. Its bark is roughly fissured and produces white latex. Its leathery leaves on 3–9 mm (0.12–0.35 in) long petioles are lanceolate, rounded at the base, 5–12 cm (2.0–4.7 in) long and 1–3 cm (0.39–1.18 in) wide. Its white, yellowish or greenish flowers have oblong small petals and rounded sepals.[1]

In the Udzungwa Mountains it grows in altitudes of 1,200–1,800 m (3,900–5,900 ft) in association with Aphloia theiformis, Englerophytum magalismontanum, Cryptocaria liebertiana, Hirtella megacarpa, Isoberlinia scheffleri, Rapanea melanophloeos, Xylopia aethiopica and Xymalos monospora.[2] It is among the most common tree species in the Rwenzori Mountains at altitudes of 1,300–2,000 m (4,300–6,600 ft).[3] In Virunga National Park it grows in Afromontane forest between 1,800 and 2,800 m (5,900 and 9,200 ft) altitude.[4]

References

  1. ^ Hiern, W. P. (1898). "A new genus of Ericaceae from Angola". Journal of Botany, British and Foreign. 36: 329–330.
  2. ^ Lovett, J. C. and Thomas, D. W. (1986). "The ecology of pteridophytes in the Mwanihana Forest Reserve, Tanzania" (PDF). Fern Gazette. 13 (2): 103–107.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Carpaneto, G.M. and Germi, F.P. (1992). "Diversity of mammals and traditional hunting in central African rain forests" (PDF). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 40: 335–354.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ Bashonga, M. G. (2012). Etude socio-économique et culturelle, attitude et perceptions des communautés Twa pygmées autour du secteur Mikeno du Parc National des Virunga. Goma: Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature.
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Ficalhoa laurifolia: Brief Summary

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Ficalhoa laurifolia is an evergreen flowering tree of 2–6 m (6.6–19.7 ft) height with glabrous branches. Its bark is roughly fissured and produces white latex. Its leathery leaves on 3–9 mm (0.12–0.35 in) long petioles are lanceolate, rounded at the base, 5–12 cm (2.0–4.7 in) long and 1–3 cm (0.39–1.18 in) wide. Its white, yellowish or greenish flowers have oblong small petals and rounded sepals.

In the Udzungwa Mountains it grows in altitudes of 1,200–1,800 m (3,900–5,900 ft) in association with Aphloia theiformis, Englerophytum magalismontanum, Cryptocaria liebertiana, Hirtella megacarpa, Isoberlinia scheffleri, Rapanea melanophloeos, Xylopia aethiopica and Xymalos monospora. It is among the most common tree species in the Rwenzori Mountains at altitudes of 1,300–2,000 m (4,300–6,600 ft). In Virunga National Park it grows in Afromontane forest between 1,800 and 2,800 m (5,900 and 9,200 ft) altitude.

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