Ficus section Conosycea

Weeping fig Ficus benjamina, from here.

Belongs within: Moraceae.

Ficus section Conosycea is a group of fig species found primarily in Asia and Australasia, with two species in Madagascar. Syconia of Conosycea species generally have three basal bracts, and they are pollinated by wasps of the genera Deilagaon, Eupristina, Platyscapa, Waterstoniella and Parapristina (Berg 1989).

<==Ficus sect. Conosycea B88
    |--F. benjamina Linnaeus 1767 B88, R-SN07
    |--F. chrysolepis B88
    |--F. (subsect. Conosycea) crassiramea B88
    |    |--F. c. var. crassiramea B88
    |    `--F. c. var. patellifera B88
    |--F. drupacea B88
    |--F. glaberrima B88
    |    |--F. g. var. glaberrima B88
    |    `--F. g. var. bracteata [incl. F. adamii] B88
    |--F. microcarpa B88
    |--F. novoguineensis B88
    |--F. (subsect. Dictyoneuron) retusa Linnaeus 1767 B88, R-SN07
    |--F. sumatrana B88
    `--F. sundaica B88

*Type species of generic name indicated


Berg, C. C. 1989. Classification and distribution of Ficus. Experientia 45: 605-611.

[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[R-SN07] Retana-Salazar, A. P., & K. Nishida. 2007. First gall-inducing thrips on Elaphoglossum ferns: a new genus and species of thrips, Jersonithrips galligenus from Costa Rica (Insecta, Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 87 (2): 143-148.

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