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Ficus modesta F. White 1990

(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus; Subgenus: Urostigma; Section: Galoglychia;; Subsection: Caulocarpae)



Malawi (Mt. Mulanje, Mchese Mt., Machemba Hill, Phalombe Hill); Mozambique (Mt. Namuli); Zimbabwe (Mt. Inyangani).


Pollinator: Courtella sp.


Afromontane forest. Lithophyte or strangler.


Berg, C.C., 1990. Annotated check‑list of the Ficus species of the African floristic region, with special reference and a key to the taxa of southern Africa. Kirkia 13, 253291.

Berg, C.C., 1991. Ficus. In: Launert, E., Pope, G.V. (Eds.), Flora Zambesiaca. Volume 9. Ulmaceae, Cannabaceae, Moraceae, Cecropiaceae, Urticaceae, Casuarinaceae, Salicaceae, Ceratophyllaceae. Flora Zambesiaca Managing Committee, London, pp. 39-76.

Burrows, J., Burrows, S., 2003. Figs of southern & south-central Africa. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F., White, F., 1990. New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 60, 73110.

van Noort S., Gardiner, A.J., Tolley K.A. 2007. New records of Ficus (Moraceae) species emphasize the conservation significance of inselbergs in Mozambique. South African Journal of Botany 73: 642-649.


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Ficus ottoniifolia lucanda (Ficalho) C.C. Berg

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2023. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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