Ficus sundaica, Danum Valley Field Centre. All photos in this article are by Miyabi Nakabayashi, Binturong expert.
Ficus sundaica produces an abundance of small yellow orange fruit. Ficus sundaica is one of the most common strangling figs in the lowland forests of Borneo.
Ficus sundaica may be confused with Ficus benjamina but there are several differences. (1) F. sundaica always have very clearly defined basal veins whilst F. benjamina leaves are completely plain (penniveined). (2) The leaves are large and not plain and soft like F. benjamina and (3) The fig fruits have 3 strong bracts at the surrounding the attachment to the twig- whereas F. benjamina have no bracts.
Ficus sundaica showing size