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Ficus obscura var borneensis (moraceae), a new non- specific ant-plant from Malaysia.

  title={Ficus obscura var borneensis (moraceae), a new non- specific ant-plant from Malaysia.},
  author={Ulrich Maschwitz and Brigitte Fiala and Leng Guan Saw and Norma-Rashid Yusoff and A. H. Idris},
Ficus obscura var. borneensis is a true myrmecophyte. It spontaneously forms cavities (domatia) in parts of its twigs which open by slits, These occur in the internodes and are usually not swollen. The domatia are inhabited by a variety of non-specific tree-living ants including Crematogaster spp., Cataulacus sp ., Tetramorium sp., Cardio· 
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