|Etymology||Genus||From the Latin name for the fig (Ficus species)|
|Synonyms||Ficus barbata Wall. ex Miq., Ficus grossivenis Miq.|
|Common Names||Shaggy Leaf Fig, Villous Fig|
|Status||Native: Critically Endangered|
|Native Distribution||India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore|
Ficus villosa is a climber found in our nature reserves. The leaves have two different forms. The first has a very distinct heart-shaped leaf base and only appears when it is creeping up a tree, and lay flat on the trunk as if plastered onto it. The second leaf form is more elongated with less distinct heart-shaped base. The form occur when the branch hang freely downwards from the tree it climbed.The figs ripen to orange and is nipple-like because of the protruding ostioles.
Climbing leaves of Ficus villosa.
Mature leaves are longer and have less distinct heart-shaped bases.
Note the heart-shaped leaves.
Mature leaves hang freely.
The nipple-like figs ripen to orange.