Ficus depressa, Gunung Tingkar, Pinangah Forest Reserve, Tongod, Sabah.

All photos by Shuai LIAO. Collection 20190430.

03 Ficus depressa, Tongod, FR●20190430★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_1830
Note the silky hairs on the stipule

13 Ficus depressa Tongod, Pinangah FR●20190430★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_1833

12 Ficus depressa Gunung Tingkar Pinangah FR●20190430★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_1851

10 Ficus depressa Pinangah FR, Gunung Tingkar ●20190430★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_1847
Ficus depressa  is monoecious  (bisexual) as are all the Section Conosycea figs. This means that  each fig contains 3  types of flowers. (1) Female flowers which have been pollinated by a fig wasp from another fig and which will produce a seed  (2) Female flowers in which a fig wasp has laid an egg which will hatch into a fig wasp and (3) Male flowers which produce pollen. In many fig species the male flowers  (stamens)  will be clustered around the  exit hole or  ostiole  seen upper left on this fig. In all  Section Conosycea figs the male stamens are mixed amongst  the female flowers.

06 Ficus depressa Gunung Tingkar Pinangah FR●20190430★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_1839

05 Ficus depressa Tongod●20190430★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_1837

04 Ficus depressa Tongod FR, Shuai LIAO-LSL_1838

11 Ficus depressa Tongod, ●20190430★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_1846

07 Ficus depressa Gunung Tingkar Pinangah FR●20190430★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_1841

08 Ficus depressa Tongod, Pinangah FR, ●20190430★Shuai LIAO-LSL_1857
Part of the the Ficus depressa liana has fallen to the ground next to this logging road in the Pinangah Forest Reserve and can be seen in the middle of this photo surrounded by upright Dillenia bushes.

01 Ficus depressa, Tongod,●20190430★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_1826