SARAWAK FIG Ficus sarawakensis Corner (1972) SECTION: KALOSYCE
Latin: From Sarawak- the type specimen.
Plant: A rare Borneo endemic root climber with only one record from the Batu Tibang on the border of Sarawak and Kalimantan.
Leaf: Distinctive narrow (lanceolate) leaves 9-15cm long x 2.5-4 wide.
Fig fruits : The medium size figs 2-3cm have stipes (extensions of the fruit into a stalk) up to 1.2cm long. Figs ripen yellow brown.
Similar species: Ficus tulipifera which has similar lanceolate leaves.
Distinguish: From .F. tulipifera by the narrower leaf with sunken lateral veins on the upper surface of the leaf giving a corrugated appearance.
Distribution: Has only been collected once by J.A.R. Anderson on a forested ridge on Bukit Batu Tiban at 1,300 feet (400m ) on the Sarawak-Kalimantan border.