ABOVE: Photo of a Ficus variegata sapling next to the Nexus Resort access road near Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. Ficus variegata sapling leaves are always dentate (toothed) whilst the leaves of adult trees (photo below) are not. All photos by Quentin Phillipps.
Ficus variegata is one of the most common figs in Borneo found both in virgin and primary forest. The world range extends from India to Australia. The difference between sapling and adult leaves has led to some confusion in the past.