Derivation of specific name
Insects whose larvae eat this plant species
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Ficus abutilifolia
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ficus abutilifolia
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
The Large-leaved rock fig (Ficus abutilifolia) is a species of African rock-splitting fig that occurs in two disjunct regions, one population north, and another south of the equator. The two populations are pollinated by different fig wasps, and are morphologically distinct. It is named for the similarity of its broadly ovate leaves to that of Abutilon. It is virtually restricted to cliff faces and rock outcrops, and is easily recognized from its large, glabrous leaves and smooth, pale bark.
Nigeriella fusciceps Wiebes is the pollinating wasp for the northern population, and Elisabethiella comptoni Wiebes pollinates the southern population. Philocaenus rotundus is an associated but non-pollinating wasp.
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