Ficus wakefieldii Hutch.

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Ficus wakefieldii

Kabwe; 1970.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus wakefieldii

Solwezi-Chingola; Feb 1982.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus wakefieldii

Lusaka SE, grown from seed collected at Kabwe; Aug 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus wakefieldii

Lusaka SE, grown from seed collected at Kabwe; Aug 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus wakefieldii

Lusaka SE, grown from seed collected at Kabwe; Aug 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ficus wakefieldii

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

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Synonyms:
Common names: Citabataba-cikolo (Lamba) Ituntu (Bemba) Mukunyu (Bemba) Mupula-mpako (Kaonde)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Tree c. 10 m tall, elsewhere to 25 m, with a wide spreading crown, epiphytic or lithophytic; leaf leathery, broadly ovate to suborbicular, apex rounded, base cordate; figs sessile, paired in the leaf axils, initially enclosed in ovate, hairy bud covers; basal bracts persistent.
Type location:
Kenya
Notes: The large tree in downtown Kabwe is a National Monument. There are several younger trees in the town and on nearby farms, but this is an outlier population from the main area of distribution across the northern higher-rainfall areas in Zambia.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Termite mounds in miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 1200 m (approx)
Flowering time:Sep – Dec
Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and northern Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species: Elisabethiella socotrensis (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) Page 59.

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 109 - 111. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus wakefieldii
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ficus wakefieldii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210860, retrieved 20 November 2019

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