In his Flora Malesiana treatment of Ficus,  Berg & Corner (2005), Berg listed  Ficus sandanakana as a new species of Ficus endemic to the Sandakan area. Berg’s description was based on two Leiden herbarium collections both illustrated in this article.

Berg was a superb botanist but in this rare instance he was incorrect and the two herbarium collections shown in this article are both Ficus inaequipetiolata.

LABEL Van Welzen 1986 Ficus sandanakana 001358898-L.1616034 - WEB

1971 Ficus sandanakana WEB L.1616033.jpg

Berg (2005) Ficus sandanakana WEB .jpg

Berg (2003) Describes new species Ficus sandanakana