Ficus rubromidotis is a common fig of the forest understory endemic to the hills of northern Borneo. Currently there are no records from Kalimantan. All photos by Linus Gokusing the botanist manager of Kipandi Butterfly farm in the Crocker Range.
Ficus rubromidotis is distinguished from the similar F. hemsleyana by;
(1) Shorter basal veins
(2) Entire leaf margin (Hemsleyana is usually slightly toothed or dentate)
(3) Leaf surface less rough above
(4) A full amplexicaul (grasping or holding) stipule. Hemsleyana has only a semi amplexicaul stipule.
(5) A smaller auricle (an ear on one side of the base of the leaf).
Both species have been recorded from Kipandi.