Tree small, hemi-epiphytic. internal hairs absent. Leaves spirally arranged; stipules 0.5-1(-1.2) cm long, glabrous, caducous. Ovary partly red.
Asia-Tropical:, Borneo ‒ present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia ‒ present)
Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Borneo.
This species is in many features similar to F. spathulifolia. It differs in that not only the tertiary and smaller venation is invisible or nearly so as in F. spathulifolia, but also in the lateral veins both above and beneath.
Ficus tristaniifolia in Gard. Bull. Singapore 17: 397. 1960