Ficus nota growing at Bukit Piton Forest Reserve in East Sabah.
Shavez Cheema shows the scale.
Bukit Piton was heavily damaged by logging in the past but still retains an estimated population of 800 orangutans.
Bukit Piton is a test site for for a forest rehabilitation project by WWF and the Sabah Forest Department to plant orangutan food trees including figs.
Ficus nota is closely related to Ficus fistulosa. Both species produce figs that ripen green which are dispersed by small fruit bats.
Originally from the Philippines, F. nota appears to have arrived in Sabah by fruit bat dispersal up the Segama river on the east coast.
In certain areas of East Sabah it is now more common than Ficus fustulosa which it appears to have displaced and replaced at Bukit Piton Forest Reserve along the banks of the Danum river. In comparison with Ficus fistulosa, F. nota is slightly larger, with coarser leaves and more hairy in all parts.
Photos and information provided by Shavez Cheema and Chun Xing WONG of 1Stop Borneo Wildlife.