ABOVE: A young Ficus binnendijkii strangler in the garden of the Ulu Kimanis substation of the Crocker Range Park in Sabah.

All photos by Shuai LIAO. Collection # 20190389

The distinguishing features of Ficus binnendijkii leaves are;

  1. Small to medium size, relatively narrow. 
  2. Very stiff and leathery with a pointed drip tip.
  3. The basal veins are well defined and join with the relatively obscure side veins in a series of clear well defined loops around the edges of the leaf. Other leaves with a similar pattern eg Ficus dubia are larger  and broader and the side veins are well defined. 
  4. F. binnendijkii  side veins however are not well defined.
  5. The figs are small ripen orange and have no obvious basal bracts. 

 

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