It grows in pluvial montane forest on the western slope of the Andes, 1800 to 2200 m (5900 to 6600 mft) above sea level. It has been classified as a Vulnerable species based on the fact that it is known from only three locations.
Ficus lacunata trees grow up to 25 m (82 ft) tall. Its leaves range from roughly oval in shape to more narrow with a leathery texture. They range in length from 15–21 cm (6–8 in) and in width from 7–10.5 cm (3–4 in). The figs are borne singly on a short petiole up to 1.1 cm (0.4 in) long and are 2–2.9 cm (0.8–1.1 in) in diameter.
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- Kvitvik, Trond Arne (1997). "Ficus lacunata (Moraceae), a new species from pluvial montane forest of northwest Ecuador". Brittonia (New York Botanical Garden Press) 49 (2): 270–73. doi:10.2307/2807684. JSTOR 2807684.
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