It was found from Myanmar to the Solomon Islands and was common in
Malaya, sometimes found in towns and villages. It was wrongly called
Ficus procera in the past.
Features: It is considered a strangling fig that can grow large.
Leaves elliptical, stiff and leathery (15-20cm long). New leaves are
sheated in dark pink stipules. The figs grow in leaf axils
(1.5-1.8cm wide) and ripen to a brilliant orange. The figs can take
six months to ripen. According to Corners, the figs are half covered
or more by large, shiny, hard, resinous yellow bracts at the base.
Bark pinkish brown.
Fruits are borne in clusters on the trunk and branches, and are
Status and threats: It is listed as 'Critically Endangered' in
the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore.