Local folklore in Lindu indicates the strangling fig trees house evil spirits. Its latex is used for glue. Often retained when other trees are cut and marks property boundaries.
Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Indonesian Common Name
Average Leaf Size (cm)
Elevational Range (m)
Native to Indonesia
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania
Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Tree Benefits and Uses
Maintains water regulation and quantity.
Macaques eat fruit and young leaves. Extremely important resource for tonkean macaques, constituting up to 50% of their diet. Ficus genus is the single most important food source for Sulawesi’s fruit-eating birds and mammals (Kinnaird et al. 1999); Keystone species for many frugivores.