Ficus cyathistipula Warb.
subsp. cyathistipula

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Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province.

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province.

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province.

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province.

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province.

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Floating fig (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large shrub or small tree, evergreen, putting down adventitious roots to support branches, occasionally a liane, epiphytic. Leaves glabrous, leathery, apex acuminate, margin entire, stipules persistent. Figs with walls thick and spongy, floating in water.
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Worldwide distribution: From Ivory Coast to Kenya to northern Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Agaon fasciatum (Pollinated by this insect)
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Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Page 75. As Ficus cyathistipula

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 139 - 141. (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 86. As Ficus cyathistipula (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula:

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Flora of Malawi: Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula
Flora of Zambia: Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

External websites:

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


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 cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210790, retrieved 13 November 2019

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