The Ficus taxonomy in the articles on this website are based on Flora Malesiana Volume 17/Part 2-2005 Moraceae (Ficus) by C.C. Berg and E.J.J.Corner – in shortened form – Berg (2005). However some of taxonomic decisions made by Berg (2005) are clearly wrong and have been amended. In addition Berg published numerous useful papers on Malesian Ficus after 2005 and where relevant we have updated the taxonomy accordingly as with Ficus schwarzii and Ficus rosulata.
In a paper published in Blumea 55 (2010), C.C. Berg split the fig previously known as Ficus schwarzii into 3 separate species;
(1) Ficus schwarzii confined to Sulawesi.
(2) Ficus rosulata with a distribution including Lower Myanmar, Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo including the Natuna Islands. Common throughout the lowland forests of Borneo. Click the Ficus rosulata link in the headline above to see all the F.rosulata articles.
(3) Ficus kalimantana. One collection from the hills of Central Kalimantan. F. kalimantana is almost exactly similar to Ficus rosulata but both the figs and leaves are only half the normal size of F. rosulata. Click the Ficus kalimantana link in the headline above to see the article about Ficus kalimantana.