Ficus nigropunctata Mildbr. & Burret

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Ficus nigropunctata

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, grown from seed collected in Lusaka

Ficus nigropunctata

Photo: Patricia Bingham

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Status: Native
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A shrub or small tree, mostly epiphytic and strangling, or terrestrial, deciduous. Leaves spirally arranged, petiole c. 1.5 cm., lamina c. 8 × 4 cm., papery, oblong to elliptic, apex shortly acuminate to subacute, base cordate to rounded, margin wavy, finely hairy above and on the veins below. Figs in pairs in the leaf axils or on older wood.
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Worldwide distribution: From Kenya to KwaZulu-Natal and as far west as Hwange in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s): Tree, epiphyte, shrub under 2 m.
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Insects associated with this species: Alfonsiella binghami (Pollinated by this insect)
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Literature:

Berg C.C. & Wiebes J.T. (1992). African fig trees and fig wasps. Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Amsterdam

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

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 145 - 146.

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

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, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ficus nigropunctata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120340, retrieved 13 December 2017

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