Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Kachere Tree

Here is the painting I finished, commissioned by a client from a recent trip that he took. This is a Kachere tree located at Protea Hotel Safari Lodge, Chisamba.

The Kachere (Fig "Ficus" tree) - This is a huge tree growing to 60 feet tall and 60 to 70 feet wide. The dense, rounded canopy and gracefully drooping branches of Weeping Fig.

Ficus sur is widely distributed throughout tropical Africa, from Cape Verde east to Somalia and south to Angola and South Africa. It also occurs in Yemen.

Ficus comprises about 750 species, with about 100 species in Africa, 500 species in tropical Asia and Australia, and 150 species in tropical America.