Ficus abutilifolia (Miq.)Miq.

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Ficus abutilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero, nr Bushman's Point

Ficus abutilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero, nr Bushman's Point

Ficus abutilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero, nr Bushman's Point

Ficus abutilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
By dam at Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlif Reserve.

Ficus abutilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mandavu Dam picnic area, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Ficus picta Sim
Ficus soldanella Warb.
Common names: Large-leaved rock fig (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark smooth and creamy-white, the trunk twisted and branching low; leaves alternate, hairless, leathery, almost circular, veins yellow-green conspicuous. The figs are borne singly or in small groups, axillary or on bare branches, green with cream spots, turning red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abutilifolia: with leaves like an Abutilon
Habitat: In rocky areas of bushveld and woodland. It typically scrambles over rocks, growing from cracks and crevices, eventually splitting the rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1360 m
Flowering time:Aug - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, lithophyte, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Elisabethiella comptoni (Fig pollinator)
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Content last updated: Wednesday 5 April 2006
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus abutilifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus abutilifolia
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West African Plants database: Ficus abutilifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ficus abutilifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120210, retrieved 31 October 2014

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