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.
Coffee Agroforestry Information
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.