Berg (2005) notes that many Bornean figs in Section Conosycea  have calyptrate (cap like)  bud covers which protect the young unripe figs against insect attack. These bud covers are often covered in short stiff hairs. As the juvenile figs grow and expand these bud covers wither and fall off the fig.

Ficus species that  produce bud covers include; 

  1. annualata
  2. altissima
  3. benjamina
  4. binnendijkii,
  5. cucurbitina,
  6. consociata,
  7. elastica,
  8. forstenii,
  9. globosa,
  10. lawesii,
  11. subcordata,
  12. stricta

All Ficus stricta photos by Shuai LIAO taken at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge located in the flood plain forest of the Kinabatangan river. Collection #20190469.

13 Ficus stricta Sukau, Sukau Rainforest Lodge●20190469★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_3408

01 Ficus stricta Calyptrate bud covers Rainforest Lodge●20190469★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_3397.JPG

03 Ficus stricta calytrate bud covers Sukau Rainforest Lodge●20190469★ Shuai LIAO-LSL_3398