Ficus sansibarica Warb.
subsp. sansibarica

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Ficus sansibarica subsp. sansibarica

Photo: Mark Hyde
50, Borrowdale Road, Harare

Ficus sansibarica subsp. sansibarica

Photo: Mark Hyde
50, Borrowdale Road, Harare

Ficus sansibarica subsp. sansibarica

Photo: Mark Hyde
50, Borrowdale Road, Harare

Ficus sansibarica subsp. sansibarica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Gumani Hill, Humani Ranch

Ficus sansibarica subsp. sansibarica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Gumani Hill, Humani Ranch

Ficus sansibarica subsp. sansibarica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Gumani Hill, Humani Ranch

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Synonyms: Ficus delagoensis Sim
Ficus langenburgii Warb.
Common names: Large-fruited fig (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A tree to 20 m. tall, starting as an epiphyte. Leaves: petiole 2-5.5 cm; lamina usually oblong to lanceolate, often less than 10 cm, glabrous; margin entire. Figs 2-4 together on short branched, cushion-shaped spurs or on straight or curved spurs, borne on the old wood. Fig-bearing spurs up to 3.5 (-5) cm. long. Figs 2-6 cm in diameter when fresh, 1.5-3 cm when dry; puberulous, wrinkled, greenish becoming purplish at maturity.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sansibarica: from Zanzibar
Habitat: In riverine forest, miombo or coastal woodland at lower altitudes.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 24 August 2014
Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 72 - 73.

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 222 - 225. (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 92. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 148.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 18. As Ficus sansibarica

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Pages 100 - 104. as Ficus sansibarica (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 234. As Ficus sansibarica

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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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ficus sansibarica subsp. sansibarica

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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 sansibarica subsp. sansibarica.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120370, retrieved 20 September 2019

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