1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Ficus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ficus pygmaea Welw. ex Hiern

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to Caprivi Strip.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub up to 1.5(4) m. tall.
    Twigs
    Leafy twigs 1.5–4 mm. thick, hirtellous to puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves spiral to distichous, alternate; lamina oblong to elliptic or subovate to lanceolate, or sublinear, 1–13.5 x 0.5–6 cm., somewhat asymmetrical, chartaceous, apex acute sometimes obtuse, occasionally tridentate, base cuneate rounded or subcordate, margin remotely serrate to deeply and irregularly lobed, sometimes subentire; rough on both surfaces, scabrous and hispidulous above, hirtellous to pubescent below; lateral veins (3)5–9 pairs; petiole 1–8(12) mm. long, 0.5–2 mm. thick; stipules 2–6 mm. long, puberulous, caducous, or subpersistent.
    Fruits
    Figs solitary, axillary; peduncle 5–20 mm. long; bracts 1–3, small, scattered over the peduncle, sometimes whorled; receptacle subpyriform to ellipsoid or subglobose ,up to 3 cm. in diam. when fresh, (0.5) 1–1.5 cm. in diam. when dry, hispidulous, yellow, pink, red or purple at maturity.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Zambia

    Common Names

    English
    Dwarf fig

    Ficus pygmaea Welw. ex Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 26, 1983 Muller [2324], Botswana K000315249
    Nov 26, 1983 Smith, P.A. [602], Botswana K000315250
    Nov 12, 1983 Smith, P.A. [2998], Botswana K000315248
    Richards, H.M. [14823], Botswana 23730.000
    Biegel, H.M. [4011], Botswana K000315251
    Wild, H. [7078], Botswana K000315253
    Ward, C.J. [10351], Namibia K000315295
    Richards, H.M. [14823], Botswana K000315252
    Welw. [6370], Angola K000243369 Unknown type material
    Pope, G. [339], Botswana K000315247
    Smith, P.A. [1148], Botswana K000315254
    Smith, P.A. [758], Botswana K000315255
    Smith, P.A. [1442], Botswana K000315256
    Smith, P.A. [2594], Botswana K000315257
    Smith, P.A. [2590], Botswana K000315258
    Hilbert, E. [195], Namibia K000315296

    First published in Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 1009 (1900)

    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.

    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.

    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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/