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Weeping Fig

Ficus benjamina

Description:

A large fig tree standing out in a plantation, probably fully covered the original host tree. It was fruiting heavily and producing lots of fig wasps which attracts lots of swifts flying around. All fruit stages are observed. Leaves of this species have long drooping tip, making it called the Weeping Fig. I have also recorded the pollinating wasp species of this fig here : https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/12...

Habitat:

Growing in a palm oil plantation.

Notes:

Borneo has around 150 native fig species. My team - 1StopBorneo Wildlife enjoys documenting figs during our wildlife expeditions since figs play such an important role in the ecosystem.

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3 Comments

syzygy
syzygy a year ago

Pity nowdays neither culture nor nature is really evaluated ... by many reasons.
...
But all have started with that "apple incident" of course, which was followed by the birth of need in the human soul to hide valuable properties. ( :

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong a year ago

Oh yeah, didn't realize that it was a fig leaf. Lots of cultural value to figs it seems

syzygy
syzygy a year ago

Was not be a coincidence that Adam (from Paradise) was been painted as his genitals were hidden by a fig leaf exactly...? (:

Once more - thank you Chun raising my attention to this remarkable kind of plantlife!

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 14, 2020
Submitted on Nov 3, 2020

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