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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or tree up to 7 m. tall, terrestrial or sometimes hemi-epiphytic and strangling.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 1–3(6) mm. thick, puberulous to hirtellous or subtomentellous, periderm not flaking off, bark of the older wood often blackish and conspicuously lenticellate.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; lamina oblong to elliptic or ± obovate, sometimes ovate, 1 -9.5 x 0.6–5.5 cm., chartaceous to subcoriaceous; apex shortly acuminate to subacute; base rounded to cordate; margin crenulate; superior surface puberulous to hirtellous or hispidulous, sometimes black punctate when dry, inferior surface puberulous to hirtellous on the veins; lateral veins 3–5(6) pairs, the basal pairs faintly branched, usually ending near the margin well below the middle of the lamina, tertiary venation reticulate; petiole 3–20 mm. long, 0.5–1 mm. thick, epidermis not flaking off; stipules 2–12 mm. long, sparsely puberulous to hirtellous, caducous.
    Fruits
    Figs in pairs in the leaf axils, also on older wood, sessile; basal bracts 2–2.5 mm. long, persistent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle subglobose, 1–1.2 cm. in diam. when fresh, 0.5–1 cm. in diam. when dry, puberulous to hirtellous, green with red spots or reddish at maturity.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or tree up to 7 m. tall, terrestrial or sometimes hemi-epiphytic (and strangling).
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 1–3(–6) mm. thick, puberulous to hirtellous or subtomentellous, periderm not flaking off, bark of the older wood often blackish and conspicuously lenticellate.
    Leaves
    Leaves in spirals; lamina chartaceous to subcoriaceous, oblong to elliptic, ± obovate or sometimes ovate, 1–9.5 × 0.6–5.5 cm., apex shortly acuminate to subacute, base rounded to cordate, margin crenulate; upper surface puberulous to hirtellous or hispidulous, when dry sometimes black-punctate, lower surface puberulous to hirtellous on the veins; lateral veins 3–5(–6) pairs, the basal pairs faintly branched, usually reaching the margin ± far below the middle of the lamina, tertiary venation reticulate; petiole 0.3–2 cm. long, 0.5–1 mm. thick, epiderm not flaking off; stipules 0.2–1.2 cm. long, sparsely puberulous to hirtellous, caducous.
    Infructescences
    Figs in pairs in the leaf-axils or also on the older wood, sessile; basal bracts 2–2.5 mm. long, persistent.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle subglobose, 1–1.2 cm. in diameter when fresh, 0.5–1 cm. when dry, puberulous to hirtellous, green with red spots or reddish at maturity.
    Habitat
    Woodland, bushland and thicket, often riparian or on rock outcrops; near sea-level to 1300 m.
    Distribution
    K4 T1 T3 T5 T6 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 26, 1963 Vollesen, K. [(MRC)4649], Tanzania K000315279
    Busse [2801] K000243341

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46: 220 (1911)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 359 (1949).
    • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika 2: 109 (1932).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 173 (1916).
    • Mildbr. & Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 220, fig. 3 (1911).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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