Ficus punctata growing in a dead tree  next to the Kimanis-Keningau Road that crosses the Crocker Range in Sabah

From the size and coloring of the fig this is believed to be a male Ficus punctata fig growing on a male liana. Male figs  act as brood chambers for  pollinating fig wasps. They do not produce seeds. Only female figs from female plants produce seeds. Female Ficus punctata figs are twice the size of male figs and provide food for orangutans, gibbons and civets.

All photos by Shuai LIAO. Collection # 20190381