African Plant Database

Ficus pygmaea Welw. ex Hiern
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus brevicula Hiern
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, multistemmed, 0,3-1,5-4 m tall; rhizome creeping; stems ascending or suberect, pilose or somewhat hispid, branched below; leaves alternate, extremely variable, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 1-13,5 x 0,5-6 cm,[…]Semi-deciduous or briefly deciduous.
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Ecology : Flood plains; moist sandy soil near rivers and streams, often forming thickets; bushy pastures; – Essentially on Kalahari Sands
  Up to 1100 m alt. One of the “sandpaper-leaved” figs (F. asperifolia, F. capreifolia, F. exasperata).
  Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana. – Zimbabwe?
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub- Ht 0.6 - 1.5 m. Alt: 940 - 1200 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM
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Record n°24140
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