ABOVE: Photo taken from the Royal Mulu Resort of the large ridge that dominates the skyline. Geologically this is known as the Melinau massif an ancient limestone coral reef (karst) full of large caves. These caves have been cut by rivers over millions of years slowly dissolving the relatively soft limestone rock. The caves are used for roosting by millions of insect eating bats particularly the Wrinkled -lipped Bat Tadarida plicata.
This Ficus lepicarpa was growing next to the circular boardwalk that circles the limestone hill at the centre of the Royal Mulu Resort in Sarawak. Ficus lepicarpa is commonly found along the banks of small streams in open sunshine in Borneo and is abundant at Mulu.