Ficus variegata Blume
Blume, C.L. von (1825) Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie : 459. Type: in sylvis montium Salak, Parang, etc.
Common Red Stem Fig; Fig; Fig, Variegated; Fig, Green Fruited; Variegated Fig; Green Fruited Fig; Fig, Common Red Stem
Not a strangling fig. Exudate rapid and copious. Lenticels very small.
Leaf blades rather large, about 14-21 x 9-13 cm. Petioles and twigs produce a watery milky exudate. Stipules smooth, about 1-1.5 cm long.
Cotyledons orbicular, about 2 mm diam. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate, apex acuminate, base obtuse to cordate, margin bluntly serrate, upper surface glabrous or with a few pale hairs along the midrib; oil dots visible with a lens; petiole hairy; stipules elongate-triangular, sheathing the terminal bud. Seed germination time 14 days.
Fruit eaten by Cassowaries and Fig-parrots. Cooper & Cooper (1994).