The unusual leaves of a juvenile sapling of F. diamantiphylla next to the trail to the temple at Matang. These photos are believed to be the first photographic record of Ficus diamantiphylla a very rare Borneo endemic fig so far known only from Sarawak and Brunei. See below for a similar collection from Kapit.
Photos by Elliot Gardner taken on 17 February 2020. Collection # EG 2020 895. Part of a project entitled Ethnobotany and ethnotaxonomy of Moraceae in Sarawak supported by the National Parks Board of Singapore
Ficus diamantiphylla: The underside of the leaf is covered with a dense felt of very short white hairs.
View of Gunung Serapi (Matang) painted by Marianne North (1876) whilst a guest of the Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke. Photo credit: The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew