Ficus scaberrima growing as an epiphyte on a tree next to the Borneo Rainforest Lodge at Danum Valley. The orange arrow points to  hole in the hollow twig. This hole or slit is produced  naturally by the plant to give access and to encourage ants to live  in the hollow twig (domatia) and protect the leaves against leaf eaters such as the larvae (caterpillars)  of butterflies and moths.  F. scaberrima is the only Bornean fig with this habit. 

Photos by Anthea Phillipps.

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Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley is  situated in 43,800 ha of virgin rainforest.

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