Mostly a small tree or occasionally widespreading, tall shrub. Leaves elliptic, mostly 5-10 cm long, 2-6 cm wide, stiffly leathery, glossy above, pointed to tapered at the tip and wedge-shaped at the base, hairless; vein pairs 10-15. Leaf stalks flattened, mostly 1.5-4.5 cm long. Fruits round, 1-1.5 cm wide on stalks 2-5 mm long, mostly yellow when mature, basal bracts 3, hole at tip generally with 'y'-shaped creases.
Extremely variable in nature with 5 varieties recognised, the typical one in cultivation in Victoria. Grows naturally chiefly in coastal rainforest.
NSW, Qld, WA, NT
Stipules mostly 1-1.5 cm long; leaf stalks flattened; fig with tri-radiate ('Y'-shaped) creasing around the opening at the tip and a short stalk to 0.5 cm long.
SA: Adelaide (Adelaide Botanic Garden). VIC: Burnley (The University of Melbourne Burnley Campus); Caulfield (Caulfield Park); Geelong (Geelong Botanic Gardens, 22 m tall in 1987); Melbourne (Kings Domain, opposite The Botanical (formerly the Botanical Hotel)); Moonee Ponds (Queens Park); Fawkner Park (avenue near Alfred Hospital); Koroit ( Koroit Botanic Gardens, 25 m tall in 1986); St Kilda (Town Hall, 27 m tall in 1987); Warrnambool (Warrnambool Botanic Gardens).
Source: (1997). Moraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.