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A beautiful fig species with hard dark red fruits covered in pink spots. This is a rare species of root climbing epiphyte. Leaves are rounded and firm.
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This plant was fruiting about 7m high on the host tree in a secondary montane forest in Sabah.
Since this species have no common name yet, I am calling it the Rafflesia Fig for its similar appearance and this species is also found on highlands where rafflesias are found too. Even in the rafflesia centre this fig can be seen. Borneo have over 150 wild fig species and my team (1StopBorneo Wildlife) is actively documenting the native figs and understanding its ecological role to aid our reforestation projects.
Spotted on Aug 24, 2020
Submitted on Nov 8, 2020
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