Ficus glandifera growing at the base of a coconut tree near the Maratua Paradise Resort on Pulau Maratua, East Kalimantan. This fig in SECTION: MALVANTHERA is a member of a group of Australian figs which to date have not been found growing in the wild west of Wallace’s Line. The presence of a sapling of Ficus glandifera on Maratua indicates that both the seeds and the fig wasps that pollinate this fig have dispersed east to west across Wallace’s Line from Sulawesi. The most likely dispersers are Island Flying Foxes which both roost on the palms and feed on coconut nectar in this plantation.
Ficus glandifera has also been found growing on the nearby island of Pulau Sangkalaki.