Agathis Camp was previously the base camp for jungle trekkers exploring the crater of the Maliau Basin in Sabah. However after damage by elephants and the construction of a new road it is no longer used for camping.  Agathis Camp lies at the bottom of a gloomy damp valley which is rich in figs including Ficus cucurbitina and Ficus delosyce.  “Agathis” refers to a large tree  with ancient origins which grows on poor soils in Borneo. Both the wood and resin (dammar)  have commercial value. A close relative in New Zealand is known as the Kauri Pine. Agathis is a locally common tree within the Maliau Basin where it is fully protected.

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A young Ficus dubia  strangler has managed to establish itself in a crack in a forest tree at Agathis camp.

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Note the “weak” basal veins  on the leaf and the distinctive stipule like a red needle which immediately distinguishes this Conosycea strangler as Ficus dubia .
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Ficus kerkhovenii has a similar leaf but the  stipule of F. kerkhovenii  is  stubby, thicker and green, not red and shaped like a needle.
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The end of the new road to Agathis camp at the Maliau Basin. The “camp” lies at the bottom of the valley below.
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Map of NW Borneo. The Maliau Basin  at bottom right, is about  6 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu allowing for rest stops.