Ficus dicranostyla Mildbr.

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Ficus dicranostyla

Photo: Mike Bingham
Luapula Province, Mbereshi.

Ficus dicranostyla

Photo: Mike Bingham
C. 53 km from Ndola on road to Kapiri Mposhi, Kafulafuta

Ficus dicranostyla

Photo: Mike Bingham
C. 53 km from Ndola on road to Kapiri Mposhi, Kafulafuta

Ficus dicranostyla

Photo: Mike Bingham
C. 53 km from Ndola on road to Kapiri Mposhi, Kafulafuta

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Description: A small to medium sized tree or a shrub. Bark reddish. Leafy twigs white pubescent or puberulous. Leaves thin leathery to papery, upper surface rough to touch, elliptic to oblong or subovate, margins subentire, apex apiculate, base cuneate to subcordate. Figs solitary or in pairs in the leaf axils.
Trees or shrubs, terrestrial, monoecious (both sexes on same plant); sap watery. Figs solitary or in pairs in the leaf axils; basal bracts 3, lateral bracts sometimes present, ostiole circular with 3 bracts visible(Subgenus Pharmacosycea).
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Worldwide distribution: From Senegal and Ethiopia to Katanga.
Growth form(s): Tree.
Insects associated with this species: Dolichorus flabellata (Pollinated by this insect)
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Berg C.C. & Wiebes J.T. (1992). African fig trees and fig wasps. Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Amsterdam

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 75 - 78. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ficus dicranostyla., retrieved 5 October 2022

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