Ficus consociata growing as a subcanopy hemi-epiphyte next to a logging road at Deramakot Forest Reserve in Sabah. Note that Ficus consociata branches extend sideways as soon as their is light available, well below the branches of the host. This fig does not try to compete for light with the host tree. The majority of Section Conosycea figs (often known as “stranglers” ) grow in this fashion. These hemi-epiphytes (half-epiphytes) neither strangle their host tree nor steal the light of the host tree as they are content to produce their branches below the canopy of the host.