Ficus lyrata Warb.

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Ficus lyrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Herbarium, National Botanic Gardens

Ficus lyrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Herbarium, National Botanic Gardens

Ficus lyrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Herbarium, National Botanic Gardens

Ficus lyrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Herbarium, National Botanic Gardens

Ficus lyrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Herbarium, National Botanic Gardens

Ficus lyrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Herbarium, National Botanic Gardens

Ficus lyrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Guest Avenue, Alexandra Park

Ficus lyrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive. Alexandra Park

Ficus lyrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
College Road, Harare

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Synonyms: Ficus pandurata Sander
Common names: Fiddle-leaved fig (English) Lyrate-leaved fig (English)
Description: A free-standing tree in gardens to 16 m. Branchlets stout, 10-15 mm in diameter. Leaves petiole up to 5 cm long; lamina large, up to 45 × 30 cm, stiff, prominently raised between the sunken veins, violin-shaped; base cordate or lobed; apex obtuse or emarginate; margin entire, wavy; stipules large, to 4 cm long. Fruit sessile, single or in pairs in the leaf axils, 4-6 cm in diameter, green with white spots.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lyrata: shaped like a lyre.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: West Africa from Sierra Leone to Cameroon.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 274 - 277. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Ficus lyrata
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Ficus lyrata

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ficus lyrata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=173470, retrieved 25 September 2021

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