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Checklist of South African Ficus (Moraceae)

(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus)


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.


Genus: FICUS

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2022. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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