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Ficus midotis growing on the river bank next to the Poring river bridge in the Kinabalu, Park, Sabah. This small tree was covered in figs in August 2013. Photos by Anthea Phillipps.
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According to John Beaman’s (2004)  list of Kinabalu plants Ficus midotis is the third most common Kinabalu fig  based on herbarium collections. Based on collections in the Leiden herbarium F. midotis is the 8th most common  Bornean fig.
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Ficus midotis is a Borneo endemic. If you look closely at the leaves in the photo you will see that although the leaves are mainly symetrical there is a small projection (or auricle) on one side of the base of the leaf blade which is useful in identification.