Ficus lingua De Wild. & T. Durand
subsp. depauperata (Sim) C.C. Berg

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Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Tissadze River 250 m upstream from Via Lavu crossing, N side

Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Tissadze River 250 m upstream from Via Lavu crossing, N side

Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Tissadze River 250 m upstream from Via Lavu crossing, N side

Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Ficus depauperata Sim
Common names:
Frequency: Rare in Malawi
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree, usually as a strangler,rarely on rocks or as a terrestrial. Aerial roots or root suckers absent. Bark smooth, pale creamy-grey. Leaves spirally arranged, oblanceolate, 2-6 cm long, bright to dark green above, paler beneath, thinly textured,hairless on both surfaces; margin entire; petiole 3-7 mm long. Stipules 4 mm long. Fruit axillary, usually in pairs, 4-7 mm in diameter, yellow, orange to reddish when ripe; peduncles 2-4 mm long, minutely hairy.
Notes: The only known specimen in the extreme southern Shire Valley unfortunately no longer exists.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Low-altitude sand forest.
Altitude range: Up to 250 m
Flowering time:Mar-May
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 11 September 2017
Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Page 66. as Ficus lingua

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 200 - 203. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 144.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 89. as Ficus lingua

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Flora of Mozambique: Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ficus lingua
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ficus lingua
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ficus lingua
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ficus lingua
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ficus lingua
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ficus lingua
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ficus lingua
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ficus lingua
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficus lingua
Ispot Southern Africa: Ficus lingua
JSTOR Plant Science: Ficus lingua
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus lingua
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus lingua
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ficus lingua
Tropicos: Ficus lingua


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184250, retrieved 21 November 2017

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