Ficus ottoniifolia (Miq.) Miq.
subsp. macrosyce C.C.Berg

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Ficus ottoniifolia subsp. macrosyce

Ficus ottoniifolia + cootony aphis; Coccoidea Coccidae;
Near Kanampamba Dambo; Dec 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus ottoniifolia subsp. macrosyce

Zambezi Rapids
Dec 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus ottoniifolia subsp. macrosyce

Zambezi Rapids
Dec 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus ottoniifolia subsp. macrosyce

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

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
A tree of medium size, or a liane, initially an epiphyte. Leaves arranged in spirals, lamina 8−16x3−7 cm, usually broadest in the middle, apex acuminate, base emarginated to subcordate, chartaceous. Figs 1 to several together on spurs in the branches or sometimes on the trunk; receptacle ovoid to subglobose, 2.5−4 cm in diameter.
Type location:
Zambia, Solwezi.
Notes: Classification: subgenus Urostigma, section Galoglychia, subsection Caulocarpae.
Derivation of specific name: ottoniifolia: leaves resembling those of Ottonia (= Piper)macrosyce: large fig
Habitat: Swamp and riverine forest, occasionally in miombo woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Northwestern Zambia, Katanga, Angola and northern Namibia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s): Tree, liane.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species: Courtella camerunensis (Pollinated by this insect)
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Content last updated: Friday 5 July 2013

Berg C.C. & Wiebes J.T. (1992). African fig trees and fig wasps. Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Amsterdam

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 233 - 236. (Includes a picture).

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

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 ottoniifolia subsp. macrosyce., retrieved 26 September 2022

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