|Etymology||Genus||From the Latin name for the fig (Ficus species)|
|Species||Pear (apio) fruit (carpa); referring to the pear-shaped fruit|
|Synonyms||Ficus apiocarpa var. villosa Corner, Ficus tetangis Miq.|
|Common Names||Pear-shaped Fig|
|Native Distribution||Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, north Borneo|
Ficus apiocarpa is a woody climber that also commonly scrambles along the forest floor. The leaves can grow to about 20cm, with some slight variation in shape (being elliptic, subobovate, or subovate), and having a small drip-tip.
Climbing habit of the Pear-shaped Fig in a young secondary forest.
The fig also scrambles along the forest floor.
Variable size and shape of the leaves. Elliptic (top) subobovate (below).
Close-up of the netted venation.
The woody stem.
The pear-shaped figs.