Ficus sycomorus L.[Agg]

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Ficus sycomorus

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Ficus sycomorus

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Ficus sycomorus

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Lusito

Ficus sycomorus

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Namwala, Mbeza

Ficus sycomorus

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Ficus sycomorus

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Lusaka

Ficus sycomorus

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Lusaka

Ficus sycomorus

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Lusaka

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Synonyms: Ficus gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) A. Rich.
Common names: Mukuyu (Shona) Muonde (Shona) Sycomore fig (English) Umkhiwa (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tree up to 15 m tall, terrestrial. Leaves ovate or elliptic, chartaceous, brittle, apex rounded to obtuse, base cordate, upper surface rough to the touch; figs on leafless branchlets on the main trunk, or single or paired in the leaf axils.
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Senegal, Cape Verde Islands and Arabian Peninsula to Madagascar, South Africa and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Ceratosolen arabicus (Pollinated by this insect)
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Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 50 - 52. (Includes a picture).


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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 sycomorus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120410, retrieved 26 July 2016

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