This fig tree growing in the fig orchard at the Sabah Ficus Germplasm Centre (BORA) at Tabin has yet to be identified. In the meantime this fig has been given the name Ara unggu. This fig has not yet fruited but is most likely to be Ficus globosa. See the links at the top of this article.
In Malay Ara unggu means Purple Fig presumably from the colour of the young leaves. Ara unggu was obtained by marcotting a mother fig growing on a zinc roof inside the rhino paddock at BORA six years ago.
Ronald Jummy of SFGC shows the scale.
Thanks to Dr Zainal Zahari Zainuddin of the SFGC for the information and photos.