|Etymology||Genus||From the Latin name for the fig (Ficus species)|
|Species||The fruits resembles Ribes grossularia (Gooseberry)|
|Synonyms||Ficus alba Reinw. ex Blume, Ficus gossypina Wall. ex Miq.|
|Common Names||White-leafed Fig|
|Native Distribution||Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore|
Ficus grossularioides is a very common sun-loving shrub that is found along forest edges. It can be easily recognised from the diamond-shaped leaf which is serrated from the mid margin to the tip, long petioles, and especially its white underside. It figs very often, and the syconium is yellow ripening to red. The young leaves can also vary from heart-shaped to 3-5 lobed (Corner, 1997).
The White-leafed Fig is often found along forest edges.
Diamond-shaped leaf with serrated margins.
White-underside, a diagnostic feature.
A trilobed leaf variation.
The figs are rounded and stalkless.
Figs ripen from yellow to red.