Ficus punctata Thunb., Ficus 9 (1786)

Latin for 'with dots', referring to the leaves or fruits.

Ficus aurantiacea Griff.
Ficus aurantiacea var. angustifolia (Corner) Corner
Ficus aurantiacea var. parvifolia (Corner) Corner
Ficus callicarpa Miq.
Ficus callicarpa var. angustifolia Corner
Ficus callicarpa var. parvifolia Corner
Ficus elliptica Miq. [Illegitimate]
Ficus falcata Thunb.
Ficus gibbosa var. pygmaea Miq.
Ficus indica B.Heyne ex Roth
Ficus kallicarpa Miq.
Ficus lanyuensis S.S.Ying
Ficus macrocarpa Blume
Ficus megacarpa Merr.
Ficus megacarpa var. angustifolia Sata
Ficus megacarpa var. rotundifolia Sata
Ficus pomifera Kurz
Ficus punctulata Thunb.
Ficus simiae H.J.P.Winkl.
Ficus terasoensis Hayata
Pogonotrophe macrocarpa Miq.
Synoecia falcata Miq.
Synoecia serpens Miq.

Liana. Sap white. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, spiral, simple, small, lower surface covered with white dots. Fruits large (fist size) and orange when ripe, sometimes with white dots, growing solitary or in small bundles along the length of the stem.

Dioecious woody creeper. Stipules, twigs and petioles finely appressed hairy. Stipules persistent. Leaves glabrous, drying yellowish green, lower surface tesselate with minute stomatal pits; obovate or elliptic, 2-5 x 1.5-3.5 cm, base cuneate, often distinctly asymmetric, margin entire, plane, apex rounded; midrib flat above; lateral veins 3-5 pairs, well-spaced, curved, faintly visible below, invisible above; intercostal venation reticulate, visible below only; petiole 0.2-1 cm long. Syconia arising from woody tubercles on the stem and older branches, globose to pear-shaped, 5-11 x 4-8 cm, rugose, finely velvety hairy; basal bracts 3, triangular; peduncle up to 2 cm long. [from Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak]

In forests, up to 1000 m elevation. Usually climbing along tall straight tree stems.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumbawa, Moluccas, New Guinea.

Local names
English: Mandarin Orange Fig, Climbing Fig.