Differences between Ficus heteropleura and Ficus sinuata.
- The fig fruits of F. heteropleura are rough or slightly hairy as illustrated above whilst the figs of F. sinuata are normally glaborous (smooth).
- The fig fruits of F. heteropleura have an obvious stalk or peduncle and grow in bunches from separate points on the twigs whilst the fig fruits of Ficus sinuata have no stalk or a very short stalk (peduncle)and are ramiflorus along the branches.
- The midrib of the leaf is raised with F. sinuata but sunken with F. heteopleura. See Berg (2011) Disitinguish Ficus sinuata from Ficus heteropleura by raised mid rib However this is not obvious in the Borneo species which both appear to have a flat mid-rib.