Ficus spiralis at the Malesiana Tropicals Sdn Bhd plant nursery at Bau near Kuching.
Ficus spiralis is a Borneo endemic with an unusual growth form and an unknown ecology.
Malesiana Tropicals hosts the Rescuing Borneo Project which is growing a large variety of native tree saplings. These young trees will be used to restore forest in Borneo which has been damaged by logging or swidden farming. At least 40 species of native Bornean figs are being grown, some of them very rare.
All photos thanks to Tim Hatch and Peter Boyce.