Ficus salicifolia Vahl

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Synonyms: Ficus cordata Thunb. subsp. salicifolia (Vahl) C.C. Berg
Ficus pretoriae Burtt Davy
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Status: Native
Trees or shrubs, terrestrial, epilithic (rock splitting), monoecious (both sexes on same plant), sap milky. Figs in pairs, or more together, in leaf axils or just below the leaves; basal bracts 3, lateral bracts absent, ostiole circular, with 3 ostiolar bracts visible (Genus Ficus, Subgenus Urostigma).
Leaf with basal pair of veins more or less closely following the leaf margin; the main lateral veins forking near the leaf margin (compare Ficus ingens). Leaf lamina(3)5(8) times as long as the petiole. Figs pedunculate.
Derivation of specific name: salicifolia: leaves like a willow (Salix sp.)
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout eastern Africa from Botswana and South Africa to Egypt and Yemen, Socotra, with an outlier population in Algeria. A few records in south-eastern Zambia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species: Platyscapa awekei (Pollinated by this insect)
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Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 55 - 57. As Ficus cordata salicifolia (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 234. As Ficus pretoriae

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 22 - 23. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 88.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ficus salicifolia., retrieved 24 October 2016

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