Ficus verruculosa Warb.

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Ficus verruculosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Ficus verruculosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Ficus verruculosa

Photo: Mark Hyde
S of Mukuvisi R.

Ficus verruculosa

Photo: Rob Burrett
Silveira House, Chisawasha

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Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub, or weak-stemmed, sparsely branched shrub, rarely a small tree, often forming low, creeping thickets. Leaves oblong to lanceolate, leathery, hairless. Figs mostly in pairs in leaf axils, greenish, turning red when ripe.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine and swamp fringes or grassland, always near water.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Niger and Uganda to South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Platyscapa binghami (Pollinated by this insect)
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Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 56 - 58.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 152 - 153.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 51.

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

Roodt, V. (1998). Trees and Shrubs of the Okavango Delta Shell Field Guide Series: Part I Shell Oil Botswana, Gaberone. Pages 26 - 27. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 219.

Other sources of information about Ficus verruculosa:

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Flora of Botswana: Ficus verruculosa
Flora of Caprivi: Ficus verruculosa
Flora of Malawi: Ficus verruculosa
Flora of Zambia: Ficus verruculosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ficus verruculosa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus verruculosa
African Plant Database: Ficus verruculosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ficus verruculosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ficus verruculosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus verruculosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ficus verruculosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ficus verruculosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ficus verruculosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ficus verruculosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus verruculosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus verruculosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus verruculosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus verruculosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ficus verruculosa
Tropicos: Ficus verruculosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ficus verruculosa., retrieved 20 February 2018

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