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Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)


Wikipedia Abstract

Ficus thonningii is a species of Ficus. It is native to Africa. Recent phylogenetic analysis suggests several distinct species may be classified as F. thonningii. The species has diverse economic and environmental uses across many faming and pastoral communities in Africa. In some dryland areas in Africa for example, it is a very good source of dry season livestock fodder, because it produces highly nutritious foliage in large amouns all year round. Parts of the plant edible for livestock include, leaves, twigs and barks, and their nutirional value varies with season
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.432
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
East Usambara Biosphere Reserve 222395 Tanzania  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Mount Kulal Biosphere Reserve 1729738 Kenya  



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
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8Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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11New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0