1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus burtt-davyi Hutch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to Cape Prov.

    [FZ]

    Moraceae, C. C. Berg. Flora Zambesiaca 9:6. 1991

    Habit
    Tree up to 8 m. tall, a scrambling shrub or ± lianescent, terrestrial or epilithic.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 1.5–3 mm. thick, puberulous, periderm not flaking off.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, or ± distichous; lamina elliptic to obovate, sometimes oblong, ovate or subcircular, (0.5)1.5–10 x (0.3)0.7–4(5.5) cm., coriaceous; apex shortly acuminate to subacute or obtuse; base obtuse to rounded or emarginate; margin entire, revolute towards the base; both surfaces glabrous, or inferior surface sparsely minutely puberulous on the midrib; lateral veins (3)5–6(7) pairs, the basal pair unbranched, midrib reaching the apex of the lamina, tertiary venation reticulate; petiole 4–15(27) mm. long, c. 1 mm. thick; stipules 2–8 mm. long, to 5 cm. long on new flush, ciliolate, caducous.
    Fruits
    Figs in pairs or solitary in the leaf axils; peduncle 1–4(7) mm. long; basal bracts 1–1.5 mm. long, persistent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle globose, 5–12 mm. in diam. when dry; sparsely minutely puberulous, wall thin, dark brown to black at maturity.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

    Ficus burtt-davyi Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Salisbury, F.S. [440a], South Africa 15933.000
    Salisbury, F.S. [440], South Africa 15934.000

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1916: 232 (1916)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Launert, E. & Cope, G.V. (eds.) (1991). Flora Zambesiaca 9(6): 1-135. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0