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Acorn Fig

Ficus glandifera

Description:

A very unique fig, which the fruits resemble acorn more than a fig. A coastal species which grows as a hemiepiphyte on host tree and strangles it over time. Fruits turn dark red when ripe.

Habitat:

Growing on a host tree by the beach. This species is so rare that it is found only on few islands. In Borneo, it is only found on two small islands. The limited distribution is still a mystery on this species.

Notes:

The scientific name can be confused with another fig species - Ficus glandulifera. This is definitely one of the coolest species my team has found. As expected of a rare species, it is very beautiful and unique. My team (1StopBorneo Wildlife) aims to look for amazing wildlife species which have great importance to the ecosystem. We have to understand our native wildlife better in order to conserve them properly.

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2 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 5 months ago

Thanks Leuba. Yes indeed they are interesting. Will be posting lots of other unique figs soon too.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 months ago

Thank you for sharing this rare beauty with Chun. These fig trees are amazing in both shape and behaviour. Very interesting fruit- must find out more about them. Great photos.

ChunXingWong
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ChunXingWong

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 19, 2020
Submitted on Nov 17, 2020

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