ⓘ Category:Afrotropic ecozone flora

Chrysophyllum viridifolium

Chrysophyllum viridifolium, commonly known as fluted milkwood, is a potentially large species of evergreen milkwood tree that occurs in East African coastal forests, southerly coastal forest mosaics and in some inland forests of the tropics and subtropics.


The subfamily Detarioideae is one of the subdivisions of the plant family Fabaceae. This subfamily includes many tropical trees, some of which are used for timber or have ecological importance. The subfamily consists of 84 genera, most of which are native to Africa and Asia. Pride of Burma and tamarind are two of the most notable species in Detarioideae. It has the following clade-based definition: The most inclusive crown clade containing Goniorrhachis marginata Taub. and Aphanocalyx cynometroides Oliv., but not Cercis canadensis L., Duparquetia orchidacea Baill., or Bobgunnia fistuloides ...

Ficus cyathistipula

Ficus cyathistipula, the African fig tree, is a species of fig that is native to the tropical forest regions of Africa. They may be small trees, shrubs or hemi-epiphytic lianas, and are widespread in the moist tropics, where they may be found in Afromontane or rainforest, often overhanging pools. The figs are reddish when ripe, and have thick, spongy walls that enable them to float on water. They are named for their cup-shaped and persistent stipules.

Ficus sansibarica

The Knobbly fig is an African species of cauliflorous fig. It is named after Zanzibar, where Franz Stuhlmann discovered it in 1889. They often begin life as epiphytes, which assume a strangling habit as they develop. They regularly reach 10 m, but may grow up to 40 m tall as forest stranglers.


Hyophorbe is a genus of five known species of flowering plants in the family Arecaceae, native to the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean. All five species can attain heights of over 6 meters, and two of the species develop swollen trunks that have made them popular as ornamentals. It contains the following species: Hyophorbe verschaffeltii H.Wendl. palmiste marron – Rodrigues Island Hyophorbe vaughanii L.H.Bailey – Mauritius Hyophorbe amaricaulis Mart. – Mauritius, 1 individual left Hyophorbe indica Gaertn. palmiste poison – Reunion Hyophorbe lagenicaulis L.H.Bailey H.E.Moore bottle pal ...

Hypolepis sparsisora

Hypolepis sparsisora is an Afrotropical fern species with an extensive range in Africa and Madagascar, where it occurs at diverse altitudes. In South Africa it is present in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape. It has a subterranean, creeping rhizome of up to 9 mm in diameter. The erect fronds are widely spaced and finely divided. The ovate lamina is 1 × 0.8 m in size and 4- to 5-pinnatifid. The small 0.5–1 mm wide, oval sori are borne singly in the sinuses between the lobes.

Microgramma (plant)

Microgramma is a genus of ferns in the family Polypodiaceae, subfamily Polypodioideae, according to the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification of 2016. They are commonly known as vine ferns or snakeferns.


Ravenea is a genus of 20 known species of palms, all native to Madagascar and the Comoros. They are small to large palms, with solitary, robust grey stems, swollen at base and gradually tapering upward. The species vary greatly in size, with R. hildebrandtii and R. nana only reaching 4 m, while R. robustior and R. sambiranensis both reach 30 m. The leaves are up to 2–5 m long, pinnately compound, reduplicate, erect at first then arching, twisted near the apex; with numerous crowded narrow ribbed leaflets. The inflorescence is short, borne among the leaves; the fruit is a red drupe. One par ...


Sclerosperma is a monoecious genus of flowering plant in the palm family found in Africa where three species are known. Having no obvious relatives, it does resemble the Madagascar native Marojejya though a detailed study of Madagascars palms is required to determine if any true relationship exists. The lack of relatives, and its interesting qualities, indicate, at one time, the existence of a diverse African palm flora. The name is from two Greek words meaning "hard" and "seed".


ⓘ Afrotropic ecozone flora

  • Springer, 2001 Map of the ecozones African Invertebrates - A journal of Afrotropical biodiversity research Manual of Afrotropical Diptera Burgess, N., J
  • Ceratosolen capensis larvae Afrotropic ecozone flora Trees of Africa Berg, C.C. 1991 Moraceae: Ficus sur Forssk Flora Zambesiaca. 9 6 Retrieved
  • terrestrial zoogeographic realms of the world: Palaearctic, Aethiopian Afrotropic Indian Indomalayan, Australasian, Nearctic, and Neotropical. The six
  • Hypolepis sparsisora is an Afrotropical fern species with an extensive range in Africa and Madagascar, where it occurs at diverse altitudes. In South Africa
  • ecozone Cerrado woodlands and savannas Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay Afrotropic Ecozone Al Hajar Al Gharbi montane woodlands Oman Palearctic ecozone Gissaro - Alai
  • constrictum is a flowering tree species endemic to tropical Africa, within Afrotropic ecoregions. Countries it is native to include: Kenya Tanzania, Somalia
  • lies on the boundary between two of the world s terrestrial ecozones The Afrotropic ecozone covers the mountainous southern and eastern fringe of the Arabian
  • lies on the boundary between two of the world s terrestrial ecozones The Afrotropic ecozone covers the mountainous southern and eastern fringe of the Arabian
  • properly acknowledged in the starter kits Africa portal Tropical Africa Afrotropic Ecology of Africa International Tropical Timber Organization Natural environment

Fraxinus dimorpha

Fraxinus dimorpha is a species of ash tree native to Morocco and Algeria in Northern Africa. An example occurrence of F. dimorpha is the Ourika River Valley, which is also the sole location within the High Atlas Range where the endangered primate Barbary macaque, Macaca sylvanus is known to occur, is the southernmost species of the genus in the world.



Kirkiaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Sapindales. It comprises one genera, Kirkia, totalling six species. These two genera were previously placed in family Simaroubaceae, but were transferred into their own family because they produce neither quassinoids nor limonoids. Kirkia is named for Captain John Kirk of the famous Zambesi Expedition. They are found along the Eastern coast of Africa and in Madagascar.


Maesa lanceolata

Maesa lanceolata, the false assegai, is a tree species that is widespread in the Afrotropics, including Madagascar. It occurs from the southern Arabian Peninsula, southwards to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It grows on stream verges, river banks and forest verges, where it is often a pioneer plant.


Ocotea kenyensis

Ocotea kenyensis is a species of plant in the family Lauraceae. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. It is threatened by habitat loss.