STOLON FIG Ficus stolonifera King (1888) SECTION SYCOCARPUS
Latin: From the long root like stolons that bear figs. The stolons may hang from the lower trunk or emerge at ground level creeping through the earth litter.
Habits: A small shrub to large tree of the forest understorey, growing up to 27 m tall at Lambir Park in N. Sarawak. Locally common at Lambir, Gunung Palung (West Kalimantan) and East Kutai (East Kalimantan) but rare in Sabah and Brunei.
Leaves: Large, hairy, slightly asymmetric (uneven) leaves with toothed edges (dentate) typical of the earth figs found in Borneo.
Figs: Small, ripening white, green to reddish.
Distribution: Endemic to Borneo. The GBIF portal lists 27 herbarium collections.
Sabah: Has been collected at 1,200 m on Kinabalu at Ulu Liwagu/Ulu Mesilau , also in the Crocker Range and at Sepilok but generally very uncommon.
Brunei: One record from Sg Rampayoh, Labi Road.
Sarawak: The most common fig at Lambir in the 52 ha Smithsonian Plot with 780 records. Locally common at Kapit (Belaga) in central Sarawak but absent from the Kuching area.
Kalimantan: Locally common at Gunung Palung in West Kalimantan and Kutai in East Kalimantan but no records from SE Kalimantan.