Ficus thonningii Blume

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Ficus thonningii

Lusaka sports club; Jun 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus thonningii

Lusaka sports club; Jun 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Description: Adventitious roots surround and fuse with the trunk. Leaves spirally arranged, more widely spaced on quick-growing water shoots, petiole up to 7 cm, lamina up to 13x6 cm; more crowded on slow growing lateral shoots, petioles c. 2.5 cm, lamina 10 × 6 cm. Figs puberulous (visible with × 10 lens), paired in the axils of current and fallen leaves.
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Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 68 - 70.

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.

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 106. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 124.

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Flora of Botswana: Ficus thonningii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus thonningii
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ficus thonningii., retrieved 25 April 2024

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