Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Ficus sycomorus L. subsp. sycomorus

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Ficus sycomorus subsp sycomorus


Family: Moraceae
Full name: Ficus sycomorus L. subsp. sycomorus
Location: Farm Urikos (2416AC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Geelstamvy, Wildevy, Oosterse vy, Trosvy
English common name(s): Common cluster fig, Sycomore fig
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: Large spreading tree with a short thick trunk. All parts exude a milky latex. Bark very characteristically yellowish, smooth, flaking in irregular patches. Leaves alternate, broadly ovate to almost round, very stiff and often rough to the touch, dull yellowish green; venation prominent below, somewhat 3-veined from the base with 4-8 pairs of lateral veins. Figs borne in large branched clusters from the main stem and larger branches, subspherical, up to 3 cm in diameter, usually densely, finely hairy, yellow, pink or red when ripe. See subsp. gnaphalocarpa for differences. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  157878  157882  188849  188851  264413 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 22 Mar 2013
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/320 s
ISO speed: 400
Content last updated: 01 Jul 2014

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