African Plant Database

Ficus tettensis Hutch.
Information on the genus : Ficus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ficus smutsii I. Verd.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-12 m tall and c. 10 m wide, deciduous, sometimes with small buttresses, or shrub; leaves spirally arranged; lamina subreniform to cordate, 1,5-11,5 x 2-12 cm;[…]Easily recognised by the hairy reniform-cordiform leaves; rather rare in hot dry areas.
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Ecology : Rocky outcrops; in clefts in rocks (epilithic).
  0-1000 m alt.
  Botswana, S. Africa. – Socotra?
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree- Ht 2 - 7 m. Alt: 275 - 1600 m. Distribution: BOT, LP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 101 (1986).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 125 (1997).
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