Ficus thonningii Blume

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Ficus thonningii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka sports club

Ficus thonningii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka sports club

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Adventitious roots surround and fuse with the trunk. Leaves spirally arranged, more widely spaced on quick-growing water shoots, petiole up to 7 cm, lamina up to 13x6 cm; more crowded on slow growing lateral shoots, petioles c. 2.5 cm, lamina 10 × 6 cm. Figs puberulous (visible with × 10 lens), paired in the axils of current and fallen leaves.
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Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 68 - 70.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 18.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 234.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 106. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 124.

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Ficus thonningii., retrieved 24 July 2024

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