A small plant with a fat root by Adjima Thiombiano,
A wild bush in Namibia by Jon Richfield,
Another wild plant from Figweb.org.
A plant from a more fertile environment
in Oman by Muhammad Al Shanfari, Flickr.com.
Carl Peter Thunberg, 1786
Cameroon, Yemen, Emirates, Qatar, Namibia, Oman, South Africa
Mix - Rocky
Medium - Maximum
Namaqua Rock Fig
Ficus rupium, Dinter.
Ficus cordata, Kunth & Bouch. 1846
Ficus cordata, Ridl. 1911.
Ficus atrovirens, Kunth & C.D.Bouché.
Ficus glaucophylla, Desf.
Ficus tristis, Kunth & C.D.Bouché
Ficus welwitschii ,Warb.
Urostigma atrovirens, Regel.
Urostigma glaucophyllum, Gasp.
Urostigma thunbergii, Miq.
monoecious or dioecious member of the Moraceae family
was given this name by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1786. It is found in Angola, Botswana,
Cameroon, Yemen, Emirates, Qatar, Namibia, Oman and South Africa, growing in a well drained
rocky soil - or in rock cracks with some to lots of water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to
100 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from two
to 35 metres in height. The flowers are greenish.
The genera name originates
from the old Latin name for Ficus carica which was from the
Persian word fica. The species name means 'heart shaped', a referring
to the leaves.