Ficus petersii Warb.

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Synonyms: Ficus erici-rosenii R.E. Fr.
Ficus thonningii Blume form h ‘petersii’
Common names: Peters' fig (English)
Status: Native
Largely similar to the ‘persicifolia’ form, but the lamina often elliptic to obovate “ (Berg & Wiebes 1992).
Derivation of specific name: petersii: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Southern and eastern Zambia, extending eastward and westward, with a separate population in Mpumalanga.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Nephele accentifera (Food plant)
Alfonsiella binghami (Pollinated by this insect)
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Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 160 - 164. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 88. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 146.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 63.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Ficus petersii
Flora of Caprivi: Ficus petersii
Flora of Mozambique: Ficus petersii
Flora of Zambia: Ficus petersii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus petersii
African Plant Database: Ficus petersii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus petersii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus petersii
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus petersii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus petersii
Plants of the World Online: Ficus petersii
Tropicos: Ficus petersii
Wikipedia: Ficus petersii

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: Species information: Ficus petersii., retrieved 26 May 2024

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