Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Mainly found in the Transkei, Eastern Cape, but also in southern KwaZulu-Natal and in a disjunct subpopulation in Ngoye forest, northern KwaZulu-Natal.
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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Ficus bizanae Hutch. & Burtt Davy:
South Africa (Africa & Madagascar)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
  • Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. Welman, E. Reitief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. v. Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2).   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1371 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A species of coastal and riverine forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ficus bizanae

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
C2a

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
Hilton-Taylor, C. et al.

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s

History
  • 1997
    Rare
    (Walter and Gillett 1998)
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Population

Population
It is known from approximately six localities and does not seem to be common anywhere.
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Threats

Major Threats
Although a number of localities are in demarcated forest reserves, these reserves have not been effectively protected since 1994. Many forest patches are under threat from people collecting firewood and timber and expanding settlements.
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Wikipedia

Ficus bizanae

Ficus bizanae is a species of plant in the Moraceae family. It is endemic to South Africa. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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