Ficus leptocalama is a a rare fig endemic to Sabah. These are the first known photographs taken by Chien C. LEE at Sayap Sub-Station on the very wet western slopes of Kinabalu Park.
The leaves resemble the leaves of Ficus rubrocuspidata whilst the figs resemble those of Ficus subsidens which is also a rare Sabah endemic.
In habits Ficus leptocalama resembles both species, growing as an epiphyte like F. rubrocuspidata and producing figs on long stolons at ground level like F. subsidens.
F. leptocalama can be recognized by two distinctive features both of which can be seen highlighted by arrows in these photos (1) A few tiny bracts on the side of the fig fruit near the ostiole as shown in the photo at the top of this article and (2) A tiny auricle or extra strip of leaf at the base of the leaf blade as shown in one of the leaf photos below.