Ficus heteropleura Blume, Bijdr. (1825)

Latin for 'unequal veins'.

Ficus acuminata Wall. ex Kunth & C.D.Bouche
Ficus caudatifolia Warb.
Ficus caudatifolia var. eucaudata (Elmer) Sata
Ficus caudatifolia var. ovata Sata
Ficus crenulata Hassk.
Ficus eucaudata Elmer
Ficus euryafolia Kunth & C.D.Bouche
Ficus heteropleura var. mindanaensis (Warb.) Corner
Ficus intermedia Griff.
Ficus mindanaensis Warb.
Ficus radicans Roxb.
Ficus radicans var. brevifolia Miq.
Ficus rostrata var. urophylla (Wall. ex Miq.) Valeton
Ficus urophylla Wall. ex Miq.

Understorey tree (strangler) up to 20 m tall and 25 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules ca. 6 mm long, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, glabrous, tip elongate pointed, tertiary venetion very finely reticulate. Fruits ca. 6 mm diameter, yellow-orange-red, globose figs placed along the twigs.

Dioecious, woody climber. Twigs brownish, slender, glabrous or hairy, rounded. Leaves glabrous or hairy beneath, drying reddish brown; elliptic to narrowly obovate, 6-14 x 2.5-5.5 cm, base cuneate, slightly asymmetric, margin entire, plane, apex cuspidate, acumen 2-3 cm long; midrib flat above, sometimes appear impressed; lateral veins 2-4 pairs, well-spaced, curved, raised below, faint to invisible above, looping and joining near the leaf margin, basal pair extending to more than 1/2 the length of the blade; intercostal venation scalariform or reticulate, distinct below, invisible above; petiole 0.5- 1.5 cm long. Syconia axillary, rough hairy, globose, 0.4-0.8 cm diameter, with small ostiole at the apex; peduncle slender, 0.3-1 cm long. [from Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak]

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1800 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges, but also along rivers and streams. On sandy to clay soils.

From India, southern China and Taiwan to the Moluccas.

Local names
Borneo: Buah kariwanya, Kariwanya, Kayu ara.
Chinese: wei ye rong.
English: Sandy leaved fig.