This Sandpaper Fig is most often found in open areas or around the verges of rainforest. The tree or bush grows to a height of around three metres and has broad dark green leaves with a rough upper surface. At various times during the year the tree produces numerous small figs. They can be slightly larger than a marble and turn blackish purple and are quite soft when fully ripe. They have a very slightly furry surface and are particularly popular with the local bird life.
The entire fig can be eaten raw and have an excellent fig like flavour . . .