Ficus aff. vieillardiana
A dwarf fig tree found near Touaourou in southernmost New Caledonia, where it grows in low, fire ant infested forest near sea level. It resembles Ficus vieillardiana, but that species is not known from so far south and has smaller fruit. The Touaourou figs are very shiny bright red, to about 3 cm in diameter, edible and tasty. The leaves are dark green and smooth above and light green with distinct white veins below and are clustered at the tips of the branches. It should make a magnificent ornamental with real horticultural potential.