Captured Location: Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Image Size: 3910 × 2710
Focal Length: 70mm
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
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.
Semi-deciduous. Can be identified throughout the year by the characteristic growth form and bark colour.