The Elephant Ear Fig tree is a semi-deciduous tree with large leaves and reddish fruits on its branches. The tree grows up to 1500 meters. It is commonly planted in villages. The leaves of this tree are an important fodder source due to its good nutritional qualities. Farmers consider this as better than other fodders.
The fruit is edible and can be used as a cold sauce on food. A juice can be pressed from the bark and is used by some people as a remedy to treat Diarrhea, Dysentery, cuts and wounds.