Ficus lowii (PROSEA)

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Ficus lowii King

Protologue: Moraceae


Malaysia, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Brunei.


The latex has been used for birdlime.


Stout, woody, climbing, epiphytic fig containing latex. Leaves alternate; petiole up to 4 cm long; blade oblong to elliptical, 12-24 cm × 6-10 cm, base rounded to cuneate and 3-veined, margin rolled inwards, apex long pointed, secondary veins 6-7 pairs and conspicuous below, undersurface of leaf slightly glaucous. Inflorescence a sessile fig, globose, 1.5 cm in diameter, red or yellow, usually several crowded together. F. lowii occurs in hill forest but is rather rare.

Selected sources

11, 27, 36, 45.