Ficus heterophylla. Illustration from Flora Indica Roxburgh (1768). In Borneo this fig is confined to river banks in SE Borneo. The closest relative is Ficus montana.

Distinguishing between Ficus montana and Ficus heterophylla.

  1. Ficus montana leaves are usually symmetric with a heart shaped base. Ficus heterophylla leaves are  usually asymmetric with one side of the base distinctly larger than the other .
  2. Ficus montana  The leaves grow in  spirals or whorls. Ficus heterophylla The leaves grow in flattened sprays.
  3. Ficus montana  has hollow twigs. Ficus heterophylla twigs are solid.

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