ABOVE: Ficus barba-jovis photographed at Sepilok on 8 March 2011 by Astrid Cruaud and Jean-Yves Rasplus.
Previously considered to be rare, Ficus barba-jovis is now known to be relatively common in primary forest in Sabah from the lowlands to the mountains. The large fig fruit are covered with short hairs. The leaves are also distinctive with sunken side veins on the upper surface. The leaves are unique amongst the root climbing figs in having a large lobe (decurrent) on one side of the base giving a lop-sided, asymmetrical appearance.