Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Ficus
Family: Moraceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
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NOTES

A monoecious tree with dark grey bark and elliptic to ovate leaves which are broadly toothed.


AUTHORITY
Forssk.
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Red figs are borne in panicles on the trunk and main branches. The figs are 20-40 mm in diameter
Colour: Red
Common Name
Cape fig
Broom cluster fig
Bush fig
Firesticks
Kooman
Kaapsevy
Bosbesemvy
Koman
Besemtrosvy
Suurvy
Grootvy
Habitat
NOTES: Thus far only recorded from the freshwater area of the Kromme
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
Respiratory treatments
The bark is used for respiratory problems
Burn treatments
The latex is used to treat burns
Eye treatments
The latex is used for septic conjunctivitis
Animal treatments
An infusion of leaves and bark is used to stimulate milk production in cows
Woodworking
The wood is soft and coarse and was traditionally used for drums and fire sticks
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic substances
Magical uses
Unspecified use
Fire sticks
Sticks rubbed together to make a fire
Months
All year
October
November
December
January
February
March
Synonyms for Species
Ficus capensis
Ficus mallotocarpa



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