Ficus glandifera figs on a tree growing next to the beach on Pulau Sangkalaki a small island in the Derawan Islands Archipelago  in East Kalimantan. This is the first record of a  section Malvanthera fig  (which evolved east of Borneo) crossing from east to west across Wallace’s Line. However  distribution records indicate that a number of fig species  have arrived in Borneo from Sulawesi.

Ficus glandifera has recently found to be very common on Sipadan island off the coast of SE Sabah.

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Illustration from Berg & Corner (2005) by Ruth Crevel. Note that the fig sits in a distinctive cup made up of bracts and that the ostiole is slit shaped, both features typical of  figs in section Malvanthera.

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