Twenty-five species of
Ficus occur within South Africa, including one endemic, F. bizanae Hutch. & Burtt-Davy, and
two subendemics, Ficus
burtt-davyi Hutchinson (just entering southern Mozambique) and F. tettensis
Hutchinson (also found in Zimbabwe and Botswana).
This is eleven less than occur in the southern African subregion (defined as
including Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique south of the Zambezi
River, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho). The eleven southern African
species that do not occur in South Africa are: F. exasperata Vahl,
F. pygmaea Hiern, F. vallis-choudae Delile, F. bussei
Mildbr. & Burret, F. nigropunctata Mildbr. & Burret, F.
rokko Warb. & Schweinf., F.
muelleriana Berg, F. fischeri Mildbr. & Burret, F. scassellatii scassellatii
Pamp., and F. chirindensis Berg and F. modesta F. White.