Ficus chirindensis C.C. Berg

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Ficus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Ficus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Ficus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Ficus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chirinda fig (English) Fairy tale fig (English) Mutsamvo (Shona)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Massive tree, with pillar roots, up to 50 m. It starts its growth as a hemi-epiphyte, strangling its host, Leaves spirally arranged, elliptic to oblong. Fruits in small clusters on short spurs on the old wood of the main branches.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chirindensis: of the Chirinda Forest.
Habitat: In submontane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, the eastern DRC, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
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Images last updated: Saturday 9 September 2006
Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Page 72.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 140.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ficus chirindensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120250, retrieved 22 September 2017

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