Ficus natalensis Hochst.
subsp. leprieurii (Miq.) C.C.Berg

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Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii

Lusaka SE, grown from seed collected from Luapula; Apr 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names: Kacere (Nyanja) Kanyanguni (Bemba) Mutaba (Bemba)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
A tree or shrub, sometimes lianescent. Leaves glabrous, thin-leathery, often subopposite, obovate to narrowly obtriangular, the apex obtuse, to truncate to emarginate, the base cuneate to obtuse, margin entire. Figs 5-10 mm. in diameter when dry.
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Habitat: In gallery forest in areas of high rainfall.
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Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to D.R. Congo and northern Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species: Alfonsiella fimbriata (Pollinated by this insect)
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Content last updated: Friday 5 July 2013

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 66 - 68.

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Page 186. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus natalensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ficus natalensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus natalensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ficus natalensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ficus natalensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus natalensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus natalensis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii., retrieved 7 October 2022

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