An unripe male Ficus pumila fig growing in Pontianak in West Kalimantan. Like  2/3 of Borneo’s figs Ficus pumila is dioecious meaning that plants are either male or female. Although this fig is unripe the  the extraordinarily long filaments (stalks)  which support the pollen bearing anthers of the male flowers (stamens) are clearly visible.  In male figs the gall flowers act as brood chambers for fig wasps and do not produce seeds.

All photos by Ripin Forestry.