1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus tettensis Hutch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to Limpopo.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 6 m. tall, or shrub, mostly epilithic; bark of the trunk orange-yellow.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 2–6 mm. thick, white hirtellous to pubescent, periderm of older parts flaking off when dry.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; lamina subreniform to cordate, 1.5–11.5 x 2–12 cm., subcoriaceous; apex short acuminate or subacute to rounded; base cordate; margin subentire or irregularly crenate; superior surface ± densely hirtellous to pubescent, often somewhat scabrous, inferior surface hirtellous, subtomentose on the veins; venation prominent beneath, lateral veins 3–5(6) pairs, the basal pair branched, ending at the margin above the middle of the lamina; tertiary venation reticulate orpartly scalariform; petiole 0.5–3(5.5) cm. long, 1–2 mm. thick, epidermis not flaking off; stipules 2–6 mm. long, almost as wide as long, apex rounded, white to brownish pubescent, caducous.
    Fruits
    Figs in the leaf axils, subsessile or on peduncles up to 2 mm. long, basal bracts 2–3 mm. long, caducous.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle subglobose, 0.5–1 cm. in diam. when dry, densely white puberulous to hirtellous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Ficus tettensis Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 31, 1969 Drummond, R.B. [7908], Zimbabwe K000315284
    Mar 31, 1969 Miller, O.B. [B804], Botswana K000315241
    Mar 31, 1969 Beer, J.S. de [889], Botswana K000315242
    Kirk [s.n.], Mozambique K000243386 Unknown type material
    Orpen, F.L. [45572], Zimbabwe Ficus smutsii 2696.000

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1915: 341 (1915)

    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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Launert, E. & Cope, G.V. (eds.) (1991). Flora Zambesiaca 9(6): 1-135. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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