Ficus uncinata (King) Becc., For. Borneo (1902)
Latin for 'hook shaped', referring to the bracts on the figs.
Ficus geocarpa var.unicata King
Ficus unicata var. gracilis Corner
Ficus unicata var. parva Corner
Ficus unicata var. pilosior Corner
Ficus unicata var. truncata Corner
Ficus unicata var. strigosa Corner
Ficus unicata var. subbeccarii Corner
Shrub up to 8 m tall and 15 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules ca. 28 mm
long, hairy. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy, base strongly
asymmetric, margin toothed. Fruits ca. 17 mm diameter, pink-red-purple, globose
figs with hooked scales placed along branches on the forest floor.
Dioecious tree, up to 8 m tall, 15 cm diameter. Twigs solid, ridged, 0.3-0.6 cm thick,
young ones covered with spreading or appressed hairs. Stipules lanceolate, acuminate,
3-4 cm long, hairy outside, caducous or persistent. Leaves distichous, drooping, coriaceous,
thin-coriaceous or membranous, glabrous or rough-hairy above, whitish or reddish brown
soft-hairy below; oblong, obovate, lanceolate or elliptic, 6-45 กม 2-16 cm, base prominently
asymmetric, one side rounded or cordate or subcordate, and the other sharply cuneate
or obliquely truncate, very rarely symmetric, margin finely dentate or entire and plane,
apex acuminate, acumen 2-7 cm long; midrib raised or sunken above; lateral veins 6-
13 pairs, curved, with many shorter veins in between, raised below, faint above, basal
veins 5-8 pairs on the broader side of leaf base, short; intercostal venation reticulate,
scalariform, or subscalariform, distinct below, faint above; petiole 0.5-2 cm long, hairy,
with or without subnodal gland. Syconia borne on long runners arising from the base
of stem, ripening pink to dark red-brown or crimson, depressed globose, subglobose, oblong,
or pear-shaped, 1.7-3.5 x 2-4 cm, glabrous or hairy, with numerous incurved, lanceolate
lateral bracts crowded round the sunken ostiole; internal bristles absent. Perianth absent.
Achenes c. 1.2 mm long, compressed, slightly keeled, with a ridge on each side. [from Tree
Flora of Sabah and Sarawak]
In disturbed mixed dipterocarp, sub-montane and regrowth forests up to 1800
m altitude. Usually along rivers and streams, but also on hillsides and ridges.
On clay to sandy soils.
The fruits are edible.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
Borneo: Entimau, Imo, Maning.