Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Ficus americana subsp. Guianensis
Peru Common Name
Average Leaf Size (cm)
Elevational Range (m)
Native to Peru
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Beneficial to coffee
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Planted by seeds and cuttings in nursery. It has a low incidence of pests.
Tree Benefits and Uses
Used for carpentry and drawers.
- Coffee Shade
- Soil Improvement
Coffee Shade: provides dense, emergent shade when mature
The fresh fruits are consumed by small rodents and frugivorous birds such as euphonias, tanagers, saltators, magpies, and chachalacas. It retains arthropods in leaves and bark that are consumed by insectivorous birds.