ANCHORED FOR LIFE - Root of the Rock Fig

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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Captured Location: Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Nikon D50
2008/10/04 18:12:34.9
Image Size: 3910 × 2710
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Focal Length: 70mm
Exposure Mode:
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/15 sec – F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

Large-leaved Rock Fig – Ficus abutilifolia
Afrikaans – Grootblaar rotsvy, Klipvy


The large-leaved Rock Fig grows singly on rock faces where there is good drainage.
The roots of the tree split rocks when they grow into the crevices.
It is easy to find in Rocky Areas with large boulders in all Ecozones

Human uses
The tasty fruit is a valued food.
Bark extracts were taken as strengthening tonics by men.
Links with animals
Baboon,monkey,bushbuck,duiker,nyala and bush pigs eat the fruit
Many fruit-eating birds enjoy the fruit and are also dispersal agents.
Seasonal changes
Semi-deciduous. Can be identified throughout the year by the characteristic growth form and bark colour.

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