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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Sladeniaceae
Genus: Ficalhoa
Species: F. laurifolia

Ficalhoa Hiern J. Bot. 36: 329. (1898)

monotypic taxon


Hiern, W.P. 1898. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 36: 329 BHL
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Ficalhoa. Published online. Accessed: May 21 2016. 2016. Ficalhoa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 May 21.

Ficalhoa is a genus with only one species, Ficalhoa laurifolia, 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 elevations 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]

Hiern, W. P. (1898). "A new genus of Ericaceae from Angola". Journal of Botany, British and Foreign. 36: 329–330.
Lovett, J. C. & Thomas, D. W. (1986). "The ecology of pteridophytes in the Mwanihana Forest Reserve, Tanzania" (PDF). Fern Gazette. 13 (2): 103–107.
Carpaneto, G.M. & Germi, F.P. (1992). "Diversity of mammals and traditional hunting in central African rain forests". Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 40 (1–4): 335–354. doi:10.1016/0167-8809(92)90101-G.
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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