African Plant Database

Ficus capreifolia Delile
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus antithetophylla Steud. ex Miq. (1848)
=Ficus capreifolia var. ovalifolia Hutch.
=Ficus palustris Sim
=Ficus paolii Pamp.
=Ficus tridentata Fenzl (1844)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub (sometimes scrambling) or tree 5-7-10 m tall, often with root suckers (producing extensive colonies); trunk to 80 cm Ø; bark greenish grey, branchlets green, hairy and limp when young; stems slender, usually with stiff branches[…]
Ecology : River banks in savanna regions; gallery; cascade; scrub; locally common; floodplains; sand banks, swampy places; usually forming dense thickets or stands; often associated with Salix subserrata.
  0-2600 m alt. Confused with other “sand paper-leaved” species: F. asperifolia, F. exasperata, F. pygmaea. Cultivated by collectors; easily propagated by seed or cuttings.
  S. Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub- Ht 1 - 6 m. Alt: 45 - 1600 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:297 (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
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Record n°24115
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