Ficus chirindensis C.C. Berg

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Ficus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Ficus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Ficus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Ficus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chirinda fig (English) Fairy tale fig (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Massive tree, with pillar roots, up to 50 m. It starts its growth as a hemi-epiphyte, strangling its host, Leaves spirally arranged, elliptic to oblong. Fruits in small clusters on short spurs on the old wood of the main branches.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chirindensis: of the Chirinda Forest.
Habitat: In submontane evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, the eastern DRC, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: T
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 7 June 2010
Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Page 72.

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 229 - 233. (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 93. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 140.

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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ficus chirindensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120250, retrieved 20 November 2019

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