Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Ficus sp.
Fuelwood
Lumber
Product
Ceremonial
Indonesian Common Name
Beringin
Tree Family
Moraceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
8.5cm
Length
×
5-24cm
Width
Tree Height
Medium (20–35m)
Elevational Range (m)
Unknown
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania
SE Asia
Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Naturally Occurring Tree
Regeneration
Requires Propagation
Tree Management

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Fuelwood
  • Lumber
  • Product
  • Ceremonial

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.

Farm Services
  • Unknown

Maintains water regulation and quantity.

Biodiversity Benefits
Yes

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.