1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus fischeri Warb. ex Mildbr. & Burret

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Botswana.

    [FTEA]

    Moraceae, C.C. Berg (University of Bergen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Tree up to 15 m. tall, hemi-epiphytic, often soon terrestrial, with a flat-topped crown.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 4–10 mm. thick, glabrous or puberulous, periderm not flaking off.
    Leaves
    Leaves in spirals; lamina coriaceous, ovate to elliptic, (4–)6.5–17 × (3–)5–11 cm., apex acuminate, sometimes subacute or rounded, base cordate to truncate, sometimes rounded, margin entire; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins 9–15 pairs; tertiary venation parallel to the lateral veins to reticulate; petiole 2.5–10 cm. long, (1–)1.5–3 mm. thick; stipules 0.3–0.8 cm. long, glabrous or puberulous, caducous.
    Infructescences
    Figs solitary or in pairs in the leaf-axils; peduncle 0.8–1.8 cm. long; basal bracts 2–2.5 mm. long, caducous.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle globose, 1.5–2 cm. in diameter when fresh, 1.5–2 cm. when dry, glabrous or minutely ± brown puberulous, yellowish green at maturity; wall of fruiting fig ± 2 mm. thick when dry, mostly ± wrinkled.
    Habitat
    Deciduous woodland and wooded grassland, sometimes planted for shade and bird-lime; 950–1500 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T4 T5 T7 T8
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 15 m. tall, hemi-epiphytic, soon terrestrial; crown flat-topped.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 4–10 mm. thick, glabrous or puberulous, periderm not flaking off.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; lamina ovate to elliptic, (4)6.5–17 x (3)5–11 cm., coriaceous; apex acuminate, sometimes subacute or rounded, base cordate to truncate, sometimes rounded; margin entire; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins 9–15 pairs, tertiary venation parallel to the lateral veins or reticulate; petiole 2.5–10 cm. long, (1)1.5–3 mm. thick; stipules 3–8 mm. long, glabrous or puberulous, caducous.
    Fruits
    Figs solitary or in pairs in the leaf axils; peduncle 8–18 mm. long; basal bracts 2–2.5 mm. long, caducous.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle globose, 1.5–2 cm. in diam. when fresh, 1.5–2 cm. in diam. when dry, glabrous or minutely brownish puberulous; yellowish green at maturity; wall of fruiting fig c. 2 mm. thick when dry, ± wrinkled.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Ficus fischeri Warb. ex Mildbr. & Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1983 Santos, R. [470], Angola K000315280
    Polhill, R. [1234], Tanzania 22941.000
    Hornby, A. J. W. [2471], Mozambique K000243388 Unknown type material
    Smith, P.A. [686], Botswana K000315235
    Milne-Redhead, E. [8882], Tanzania Ficus kiloneura 13133.000

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46: 227 (1911)

    Accepted by

    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Launert, E. & Cope, G.V. (eds.) (1991). Flora Zambesiaca 9(6): 1-135. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 34 (1962).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 356 (1949).
    • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika 2: 99 (1932).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 126 (1916).
    • Mildbr. & Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 227 (1911).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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