|Etymology||Genus||From the Latin name for the fig (Ficus species)|
|Species||Varying venation on the leaf underside|
|Common Names||Sandy-Leafed Fig|
|Native Distribution||India, Bhutan, Hainan, Southeast Asia|
Ficus heteropleura is a sprawling woody climber, epiphyte or shrub. The leaves are diagnostic, narrow, with a long drip-tip, and an intricately patterned underside, which has a rough sandpaper feel. The figs are bright orange.
The Sandy-Leafed Fig is a host plant for the caterpillar of the butterfly, Striped Blue Crow.
A sprawling individual at Kent Ridge.
Diagnostic leaf underside, note the long drip-tip.
Branch and leaf arrangement.