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;
- Small to medium size, relatively narrow.
- Very stiff and leathery with a pointed drip tip.
- 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.
- F. binnendijkii side veins however are not well defined.
- The figs are small ripen orange and have no obvious basal bracts.