Deciduous tree. Trunk usually clothed in a network of aerial; roots. Leaves ovate to elliptic with prominent zig-zag pattern between the main veins, base variable; vein pairs 7-12. Fruits paired, round, large, pinkish brown to white; bracts persistent and often bent back.
Malesia to S Asia and N Australia
var. sublanceolata (Miq.) Corner, White Fig with stalkless pink to brown or white figs about 1 cm wide is the only kind found in cultivation.
At Queensland's Newstead House, built in 1846 on the Darling Downs there is a naturally growing tree in the central roundabout that is at least 200 years old.
Leaves deciduous and with zig-zag secondary veins between the main veins.
SA: Adelaide Zoo. NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Domain). VIC: Brighton (ANZAC Hostel (Kamesburgh Mansion) about 14 m tall).
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.