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Spiky Fig Ficus Cucurbitina, the Spiky Fig, is definitely the world&#039;s spikiest fig. Many fig fruits are hairy but none has evolved to have really rigid and sharp hairs like this fig. These sharp hairs are strong and sharp enough to pierce a human skin. Probably evolved this way to prevent primates from eating it and only birds with hard beaks can feed and disperse it. Fruits ripen light yellow - orange - dark red - maroonish black. These fruits high up in the canopy where the fig tree grows on another host tree. These fruits were growing about 20m high. We were lucky to find it at its fruiting apex, and after several days, the fruit numbers have reduced greatly.<br />
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Watching this fig tree is one of the best experience for my team (1StopBorneo Wildlife). We are trying to find out which is the most beneficial fig species for wildlife and this fig is definitely one of the best. Lots of animals visited it in both day and night. There are always animals every time we visited the tree.<br />
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Spiky Fig

Ficus Cucurbitina, the Spiky Fig, is definitely the world's spikiest fig. Many fig fruits are hairy but none has evolved to have really rigid and sharp hairs like this fig. These sharp hairs are strong and sharp enough to pierce a human skin. Probably evolved this way to prevent primates from eating it and only birds with hard beaks can feed and disperse it. Fruits ripen light yellow - orange - dark red - maroonish black. These fruits high up in the canopy where the fig tree grows on another host tree. These fruits were growing about 20m high. We were lucky to find it at its fruiting apex, and after several days, the fruit numbers have reduced greatly.

Watching this fig tree is one of the best experience for my team (1StopBorneo Wildlife). We are trying to find out which is the most beneficial fig species for wildlife and this fig is definitely one of the best. Lots of animals visited it in both day and night. There are always animals every time we visited the tree.

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  1. Psttt....don't forget to set the location, please. Posted one year ago
    1. Added! Thanks for the reminder Posted one year ago

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Ficus Cucurbitina is a species of fig that occurs in Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, and the Philippines.

Similar species: Rosales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By _ChunXingWong_

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Uploaded Nov 17, 2020. Captured Jul 5, 2020 11:40 in Tongod District, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
  • f/4.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 6.686mm