Ficus depressa is a relatively uncommon liana in Section Conosycea here photographed at Kg Nalumad near Ranau in Sabah.
Ficus depressa is closely related to Ficus annulata and Ficus globosa. Distinguished from F. annulata which also has a large cone shaped fig by the longer peduncle (fig fruit stalk) and a leaf with less than 10 side veins. Ficus globosa leaf also has normally less than 10 side veins but the fig fruits are round not cone shaped. All three species have stalked fig fruits which ripen green and are dispersed by fruit bats,
Photos by Jesin with thanks to Suzana Sabran of the Sandakan Herbarium in Sabah.