Ficus nervosa fig tree growing next to the Sg Kemantis river bridge  on the way to the Sayap sub-station on the  western slopes of Kinabalu Park.

Ficus nervosa used to be considered one of Borneo’s rarest figs, however recent discoveries indicate that F. nervosa is locally common in hill forest in Sabah. F. nervosa is probably a pioneer colonizer of hill forest landslips. Elsewhere Ficus nervosa is a pioneer  plant on newly formed volcanic islands in the Sunda straits between Java and Sumatra where it was probably carried by Flying Foxes.

Sayap  is a scenic village approx. 2.5 hours drive north of Kota Kinabalu with an active home stay program  which attracts tourists from all over the world.

This same fig tree was illustrated in a previous article on Ficus nervosa. 

Photos and information provided by Shavez Cheema and Chun Xing WONG of 1Stop Borneo Wildlife.