Ficus petersii Warb.

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Synonyms: Ficus erici-rosenii R.E. Fr.
Ficus thonningii Blume form h ‘petersii’
Common names: Peters' fig (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Largely similar to the ‘persicifolia’ form, but the lamina often elliptic to obovate “ (Berg & Wiebes 1992).
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: petersii: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
Habitat:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern and eastern Zambia, extending eastward and westward, with a separate population in Mpumalanga.
Botswana distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Nephele accentifera (Food plant)
Alfonsiella binghami (Pollinated by this insect)
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 160 - 164. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 88. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 146.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 88.

Other sources of information about Ficus petersii:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Ficus petersii
Flora of Mozambique: Ficus petersii
Flora of Zambia: Ficus petersii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ficus petersii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus petersii
African Plant Database: Ficus petersii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ficus petersii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ficus petersii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus petersii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ficus petersii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ficus petersii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ficus petersii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ficus petersii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus petersii
Ispot Southern Africa: Ficus petersii
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus petersii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus petersii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus petersii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ficus petersii
Tropicos: Ficus petersii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Ficus petersii.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=212470, retrieved 25 June 2019

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