Ficus verruculosa Warb.

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Ficus verruculosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Ficus verruculosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Ficus verruculosa

Photo: Mark Hyde
S of Mukuvisi R.

Ficus verruculosa

Photo: Rob Burrett
Silveira House, Chisawasha

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Shrub, or weak-stemmed, sparsely branched shrub, rarely a small tree, often forming low, creeping thickets. Leaves oblong to lanceolate, leathery, hairless. Figs mostly in pairs in leaf axils, greenish, turning red when ripe.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine and swamp fringes or grassland, always near water.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Niger and Uganda to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Platyscapa binghami (Pollinated by this insect)
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 September 2005

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 51.

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

Roodt, V. (1998). Trees and Shrubs of the Okavango Delta Shell Field Guide Series: Part I Shell Oil Botswana, Gaberone. Pages 26 - 27. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 219.


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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 verruculosa., retrieved 29 May 2016

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