African Plant Database

Ficus ilicina (Sond.) Miq.
Information on the genus : Ficus
Basionym : Urostigma ilicinum Sond.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urostigma ilicinum Sond.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus guerichiana Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree, up to 6 m tall, growing appressed to rock surfaces, covering an area of up to 700 m and extending outwards up to 4 m; stems and branches usually flattened; leaves held erect, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate or slightly oblanceolate[…]
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Ecology : On rock surfaces (lithophytic); posseses a peculiar growth form whereby it grows espalier-like against near-vertical rocky faces, either extending up broken cliff-faces to a height of 35 m, or climbing to, and often enveloping, small granite boulders[…]
  c. 1300 m alt.
  W S. Africa, Namibia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1 - 5 m. Alt: 133 - 1450 m. Distribution: NAM, NC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 125 (1997).
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carte afrique num 24127
Record n°24127
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