The flesh of ripe male Ficus treubii figs turns pinkish purple when cut open and exposed to the air.  Locals call this the  “Chameleon Fig”  as a result. Photos by Shavez Cheema and Chun Xing WONG

The reason is unknown but see Ficus treubii:  Are male figs toxic to animals ?

Ficus treubii Tawau Male fig turns purple on cutting (6)

Ficus treubii Tawau Male fig turns purple on cutting (2)

 

Ficus treubii Tawau Male fig turns purple on cutting (7)

Ficus treubii Tawau Male fig turns purple on cutting (1)

Ficus treubii Tawau Male fig turns purple on cutting (4)

Ficus treubii Tawau Male fig turns purple on cutting (5)