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Strangler Fig - Inside View

Strangler Fig - Inside View / Photography by Bogfrog / Uploaded 21st April 2018 @ 07:08 PM
Photography by: BogfrogTags: Australia, Daintree, rain, rainforestGroups: (Invite) None

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Strangler figs begin life in the branches of other trees. As strangler figs grow, their roots descend to the forest floor. Their stems wrap around the host tree, until they form a lattice. The fig is now able to capture more sunlight and draw up more nutrients that the tree in which it grows. The host tree eventually dies.

The strangler fig lattice, which is often formed by more than one fig, is by then strong enough to support its own weight. It remains standing even when the host tree has rotted away, which is the case here.

Geoff SturgeGeoff Sturge said, 1525705585

super - not only do you take images which are interesting and intriguing to look at but you get educated into the bargain - superbo

Marco BellimbustoMarco Bellimbusto said, 1524381429

Cool stuff