ABOVE: Ficus sundaica photographed in the Crocker Range at c. 600 m by Linus Gokusing on 27 May 2014.
The leaves of Ficus sundaica are very variable so this fig is often difficult to distinguish. However there are 3 features which can be used in combination to distinguish Ficus sundaica from other strangler figs. These are;
(1) The stipule is slightly hairy or velvety covered in a short fuzz.
(2) The leaf has a pointed drip tip which is always re-curved i.e. backwards from the plane of the leaf.
(3) The basal veins are prominent often on both sides of the leaf but always on the underside.