Sometimes you find the finest fig trees in very strange locations. The beautiful Ficus callosa shown below is growing on the outskirts of Tenom in central Sabah providing shade to a local car wash.
Tenom is a small sleepy town at the southern end of the Tambunan-Keningau-Tenom Valley that runs down the middle of Sabah. The alluvial soils deposited by the Padas and Pengkalan Rivers are some of the richest in Sabah. Ficus callosa is locally common at Tenom probably a relict of the original flood plain forest now cleared for agriculture.