Ficus carica L.

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Ficus carica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hilton Road, Harare

Ficus carica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hilton Road, Harare

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Common names: Common fig (English) Edible fig (English)
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Worldwide distribution: Mediterranean countries eastwards to Iraq; widely cultivated elsewhere
Growth form(s): Tree.
Insects associated with this species: Asota speciosa (Larval foodplant)
Glyphodes stolalis (Larval food plant)
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Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 245 - 248. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus carica
African Plant Database: Ficus carica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ficus carica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus carica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ficus carica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ficus carica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus carica
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus carica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus carica
Plants of the World Online: Ficus carica
Tropicos: Ficus carica
Wikipedia: Ficus carica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ficus carica., retrieved 24 May 2024

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