Ficus cyathistipula Warb.
subsp. cyathistipula

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Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Lusaka SE, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province; Jun 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Lusaka SE, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province; Jun 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Lusaka SE, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Lusaka SE, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province; Jun 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

Lusaka SE, grown from seed collected at Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province; Jun 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

A cultivated tree;
Lusaka SE 13km; Jul 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mulemba (Bemba) Mutaba (Bemba)
Frequency: Occasional
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.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Riverine and swamp forest, overhanging pools.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ivory Coast to Kenya to northern Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species: Agaon fasciatum (Pollinated by this insect)
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Content last updated: Thursday 11 July 2013
Literature:

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

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).

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Flora of Malawi: Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula
Flora of Mozambique: Ficus cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus cyathistipula
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): 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
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ficus cyathistipula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus cyathistipula
Ispot Southern Africa: Ficus cyathistipula
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus cyathistipula
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus cyathistipula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus cyathistipula
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ficus cyathistipula
Tropicos: Ficus cyathistipula


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 cyathistipula subsp. cyathistipula.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210790, retrieved 16 November 2018

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