ABOVE: Ficus septica photographed by Jean-Yves Rasplus at Pa Lugan in the Bario Highlands in NE Sarawak in 2007.
Ficus septica is a very common fig in the islands east of Sabah and having crossed Wallace’s Line, is slowly invading Borneo from east to west. In Sabah Ficus septica is an abundant small tree along roadsides spread by small Cynopterus fruit bats. In Brunei F. septica is rare. This is the first known record for Sarawak.