SUPPERFORATA Ficus supperforata Corner (1960) SECTION RHIZOCLADUS
Latin: “P” shaped holes referring to the “P” shaped pits (foveolate) in the under surface of the leaf.
Habit: A rare root climbing fig confined to lowland peat-swamp forest in Brunei, Sarawak and West Kalimantan where it replaces Ficus villosa.
The large oblong leaves 8-18 cm long by 4-8 cm wide are smooth on the upper surface and hairy below.
Fig: The small figs 0.5 – 0.8 are sessile or may hang from short peduncles. They are stipitate and often knobbly when ripe. Figs ripen orange.
Similar species: Ficus villosa and other root climbing figs with medium to large leaves.
Distinguish: From Ficus villosa and similar root climbers by the pitted (foveolate) under surface of the leaf, the tiny figs with obvious peduncles and a lesser number of side veins compared with F. villosa .
Distribution: Confined to lowland peat swamp forest in West Borneo from Brunei south to West Kalimantan.