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Ficus cordata Thunb. subsp. cordata


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Ficus cordata subsp cordata

Leaf canopy



Family: Moraceae
Full name: Ficus cordata Thunb. subsp. cordata
Location: Farm Urikos (2416AC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Namakwavy, Haartvy, Melkboom, Melkhoutboom
English common name(s): Namaqua rock-fig, Namaqua fig
Synonym(s): Ficus cordata Thunb. var. fleckii Warb.
Ficus cordata Thunb. var. marlothii Warb.
Ficus cordata Thunb. var. tristis (Kunth & Bouché) Warb.
Ficus rupium Dinter
Ficus tristis Kunth & Bouché
Ficus welwitschii Warb.
Ficus welwitschii Warb. var. beroensis Hiern
Status: Native
Description: Leafy twigs usually densely puberulous to pubescent. Leaf lamina cordiform to ovate or elliptic, (2)4–9 x (1)2–4.5 cm; apex acuminate to subcaudate; base cordate to truncate or rounded (cuneate); petiole 1–2(6) cm long; stipules 0.2–1 cm long, up to 5 cm long on new flush, usually puberulous to pubescent. Figs usually sessile. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Zambesiaca)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  157875  157876 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 30 Apr 2011
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/160 s
ISO speed: 80
Content last updated: 01 Jul 2014


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