Ficus pumila L.

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Ficus pumila

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Ficus pumila

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Ficus pumila

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Ficus pumila

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Ficus pumila

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Ficus pumila

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Ficus pumila

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Ficus pumila

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Ficus repens Hort., non Roxb. ex Willd.
Common names: Climbing fig (English) Tickey-creeper (English)
Description: Climber, adhering to rocks, walls and trees, evergreen, with two types of foliage. Juvenile leaves thin, alternate, strongly distichous, sometimes overlapping, ovate, 1.5-4 × 0.9-2.2 cm; base cordate, asymmetric, with the larger lobe often overlapping the stem; margin entire. Adult leaves thicker, alternate, ovate to oblong-ovate, 4-8 × 2.3-4.8 cm, mid- to dark green with venation not prominent above, lower surface paler with prominently raised venation; base truncate, sometimes weakly cordate, somewhat asymmetric; margin entire. Fruit borne on old wood on adult growth only, up to 7 cm long and 4.5 cm in diameter, turbinate, greenish grey when immature, becoming purplish when ripe.
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Derivation of specific name: pumila: dwarf
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Worldwide distribution: Northern Vietnam, China, Japan and Taiwan
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Image last updated: Saturday 2 July 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 249 - 251. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus pumila
African Plant Database: Ficus pumila
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ficus pumila
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus pumila
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ficus pumila
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ficus pumila
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ficus pumila
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ficus pumila
iNaturalist: Ficus pumila
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus pumila
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus pumila
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus pumila
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus pumila
Plants of the World Online: Ficus pumila
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ficus pumila
Tropicos: Ficus pumila
Wikipedia: Ficus pumila


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ficus pumila.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=164590, retrieved 18 February 2020

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