Cluster fig is an evergreen or, in drier areas, deciduous tree, often with an irregular crown; it can grow 20 – 30 metres tall.
The bole becomes deeply buttressed as the tree grows older and can be 36 – 90cm in diameter.
In open, deciduous forest, common along river banks in lowlands.
Succeeds in full sun to partial shade.
Succeeds in most soils that are reasonably moist but well-drained.
Cluster fig is resistant to fire.
The fruit grows in clusters on short leafless branches from the trunk and main branches, it is not unusual to see clusters of fruit almost covering the trunk.