Tree up to c. 15 m tall, (secondarily?) terrestrial, without copious aerial roots on the branches. internal hairs absent. Leaves spirally arranged; stipules 1-1.5 cm long, glabrous, caducous. Ovary whitish.
This taxon was included in F. microcarpa as a variety, as it matches more or less features of eastern forms of that species. However, it seems to be wiser to maintain it as a distinct species, although on the basis of a combination of rather weak differentiating characters: the midrib flat above, the stipules 1-1.5 cm long, the ripe ﬁgs yellow to orange at maturity, and the absence of internal hairs.