ABOVE: A female fig fruit of Ficus macrostyla photographed by Linus Gokusing at Sg. Imbok, in the Kuamut District in Sabah. Unfortunately this fig is half rotten but you can still see the very long styles of the female flower that curve round the centre of the cavity.
Both in ecology and appearance this is Borneo’s most unusual fig, so the descriptions of Berg (2005) and Corner (1978) including Corner’s drawings of both F. squamosa and F. macrostyla are provided in full below;
Corner (1978) F.dammaropsis and the multibracteate species of Ficus in Section Sycocarpus
See below for the latest ecological research of Ficus squamosa in N. Thailand
Pothasin, Compton and Wangpakapattanawong (2016) Ecology Ficus squamosa