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Ficus americana Aubl.
JAMAICAN CHERRY FIG
West Indian laurel fig; Ficus perforata; Ficus jacquiniifolia; Ficus perforta; Ficus oerstediana

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Ficus americana Aubl.
Jamaican cherry fig


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Symbol: FIAM
Group: Dicot
Family: Moraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
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Native Status : L48   N
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FIPE2 Ficus perforata L.
FISI3 Ficus sintenisii Warb.

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Urticales
Family Moraceae – Mulberry family
Genus Ficus L. – fig
Species Ficus americana Aubl. – Jamaican cherry fig

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8. Ficus americana Aublet, Hist. Pl. Guiane. 952. 1775.

West Indian laurel fig

Trees , evergreen, to 12 m. Roots adventitious, aerial. Bark grayish to brown, smooth. Branchlets grayish, smooth. Leaves: stipules 0.7-0.9 cm; petiole 0.2-1 cm. Leaf blade elliptic to obovate, 2-8 × 1-4 cm, base usually acute or cuneate to nearly obtuse, margins entire, apex acute, obtuse, or short-apiculate; surfaces abaxially and adaxially glabrous; basal veins 1(-2) pairs; lateral veins 6-14 pairs, not uniformly spaced. Syconia paired, red, not spotted, globose, 3-7 mm diam., glabrous; peduncles 2-5 mm; subtending bracts 2, basally connate, ovate, 1-1.5 mm; ostiole ca. 1 mm wide, subtended by 3 bracts, bracts ca. 1 mm, not umbonate.

Flowering all year. Disturbed thickets; 0-10 m; introduced; Fla.; Mexico; native to West Indies; Central America; South America.

The name Ficus perforata Linnaeus (Pl. Surin., 17. 1775) is an illegitimate name, based on the same type collection as F . americana Aublet. Ficus americana is locally escaped from cultivation.

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