Ficus nervosa leaves and figs which had fallen from “The Twins” two trees which grow together at Tabin.

This generally rare fig is locally common at Tabin with several mature individuals growing on the alluvial floodplain of the Tabin River within a few minutes walk of the Tabin Wildlife Resort.

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The leaves and ripe figs illustrated at the top of this article had fallen from these twin Ficus nervosa trees growing near the river at Tabin.  Photo by William Wong.
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The canopy of the twin Ficus nervosa trees at Tabin. Photo by William Wong.
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Ficus nervosa which is usually very rare  is locally common at  Tabin. This photo is of  a very large Ficus nervosa  tree  which can be seen on the right  as you turn right into the main entrance to the Tabin Wildlife Resort from the main road.  This tree towers over the  surrounding secondary forest and is usually mistaken for a Koompassia (Mengaris) which are also common at Tabin
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Ficus nervosa:  Fallen fruit and leaves from the twins. The twins are located about 100 m upstream from the Tabin river bridge on the left hand side of the river looking upstream. Note that  the path along the river is frequently used by elephants !
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Ficus nervosa. Fallen fruit and leaves from the Ficus nervosa  twins on the Tabin river bank, near the Tabin Wildlife Resort, Tabin, East Sabah.

 

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