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Species Information

fruit    trunk, bark    leaf    leaves    tree, bark   
bark    leaf   
Ficus bubu Warb.
(name current 2016)
Bubu Fig
Swazi Fig
(Ficus sansibarica)
(Ficus sp.)


Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: Lubombos only
Local abundance: rare
Cultural uses
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Mlawula, Manzinyama, Umbeluzi Poort, Siteki, Sihaya In Androstachys forests in Mlawula.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Ficus sansibarica - Very large tree, with a total spread of up to 32 m; branches pendulous, bearing clusters of figs. Leaf-stalk up to 5 cm long, blade up to 15 cm long x 5 cm wide, mostly blunt at both ends, upper surface often covered with minute raised points. Figs spherical, up to 2,5 cm diam on short stalk.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)