Ficus opposita is one of several fig species commonly known as Sandpaper Figs. It is native to the Northern Territory and Queensland in Australia.Other common names incude Sweet Sandpaper Fig Sandpaper, Figwood Sweet Fig and Watery Fig.
It grows as either a shrub or small tree. As the figs ripen, their colour changes from green to yellow to reddish-brown and finally, to black. The fruit is edible and palatable, tastier than most other fig species.
It serves as a food plant for the caterpillars of the Queensland butterfly the Common- or Purple Moonbeam (Philiris innotatus),