First record of Ficus microcarpa L. f. (Moraceae) in Algeria

Authors

  • Nora Sakhraoui Department of Nature and Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University 20 August 1955 Skikda, Skikda, Algeria
  • Filip Verloove Meise Botanic Garden, Meise, Belgium
  • Azzedine Hadef Department of Nature and Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University 20 August 1955 Skikda, Skikda, Algeria

Keywords:

alien flora, vascular plants, Ficus microcarpa, green spaces, escape, degree of naturalization, reproduction mode

Abstract

The escape from cultivation of Ficus microcarpa (Moraceae, Magnoliopsida) in Algeria is here reported. Several localities where the species reproduces from seeds have been discovered recently in northeastern Algeria. A map of its current distribution in the study area is provided. The species colonizes mainly urban habitats (walls, balconies and sidewalks) but its propagation in the natural environment is being facilitated by birds that disseminate the seeds over long distances. Ficus microcarpa can be considered as in the process of naturalization in Algeria. An updated key to species of the genus Ficus in Algeria is provided.

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2022-04-12 — Updated on 2022-06-09

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Sakhraoui, N. ., Verloove, F. and Hadef, A. . (2022) “ First record of Ficus microcarpa L. f. (Moraceae) in Algeria”, Hacquetia, 21(2), pp. 347–354. Available at: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/hacquetia/article/view/10388 (Accessed: 4 July 2022).

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