Ficus bakeri (PROSEA)

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Ficus bakeri Elmer

Family: Moraceae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: kataupi (Manobo).


Endemic in the Philippines.


The fruits are eaten raw.


  • A lofty-climbing vine with stem 5-8 cm diameter.
  • Leaves ovate, papery.
  • Fruit a short ellipsoid fig, deep red, smooth.

In damp forests between 500 and 1100 m altitude.

Selected sources

  • Merrill, E.D., 1923-1925. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. 4 Volumes. Government of the Philippine Islands, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Printing, Manila.
  • Monsalud, M.R., Tongacan, A.L., Lopez, F.R. & Lagrimas, M.Q., 1966. Edible wild plants in Philippine forests. The Philippine Journal of Science 95: 431-561.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen