Ficus verruculosa Warb.

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Ficus verruculosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Ficus verruculosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Ficus verruculosa

Picture: Mark Hyde
S of Mukuvisi R.

Ficus verruculosa

Picture: Rob Burrett
Silveira House, Chisawasha

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Synonyms:
Common names: Citawa-tawa (Lamba) Kafumwe (Bemba) Musali (Bemba) Mvumu (Nyanja) Namulomo ()
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Type location:
Angola
Notes: Trees or shrubs, terrestrial, epilithic (rock splitting), monoecious (both sexes on same plant), sap milky. Figs in pairs, or more together, in leaf axils or just below the leaves; basal bracts 3, lateral bracts absent, ostiole circular, with 3 ostiolar bracts visible (Genus Ficus, Subgenus Urostigma).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Sandy dambos, seeps, stream banks.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Niger and Uganda to South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,E,C,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species: Platyscapa binghami (Pollinated by this insect)
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 July 2013
Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 56 - 58.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 85. (Includes a picture).

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.

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 28 - 29. (Includes a picture).

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.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ficus verruculosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120450, retrieved 17 December 2018

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