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Ficus abutilifolia (Miq.) Miq.
Protologue : Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 3: 288 (1867)
Information on the genus : Ficus
Basionym : Urostigma abutilifolium Miq.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urostigma abutilifolium Miq.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus soldanella Warb.
=Ficus discifera Warb.
=Ficus kerstingii Hutch.
=Ficus ledermannii Hutch.
=Ficus mittuensis Warb.
=Ficus picta Sim (1909)
=Urostigma catalpaefolium Miq.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bushy shrub 3-4 m tall, to tree 10-15 m, deciduous or semi-deciduous; stems whitish; crown spreading, ± dense; leaves in spirals with petiole 2-18 cm long, 2-4 mm thick; lamina ± coriaceous, cordiform to broadly ovate or subreniform[…]
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Ecology : Terrestrial, often epilithic (granite, banded ironstone, basalt, sandstone, laterite), a rock-splitter; in savanna; rocky shorelines and islands in lakes and rivers.
  0-1100 m alt.Habitat similar to that of F. glumosa but occurs in hotter and drier places and at lower altitude than the latter.Perhaps conspecific with F. populifolia (see this species).
  S. Africa, Swaziland, Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1 - 15 m. Alt: 152 - 1615 m. Distribution: BOT, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:296 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 31: t.1215 (1956).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 154
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