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Strangler fig

Description:

A columnar tree formed by a strangler fig after the central tree has died. The tree is hollow as seen in this photograph from below.

Habitat:

Strangler fig is found in many tropical forest species, particularly of the genus Ficus. This growth habit is an adaptation for growing in dark forests where the competition for light is intense. Lacandon Rainforest

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4 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Noel

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 7 years ago

Very interesting spot, Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Ava

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Terrific spotting.

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

Mexico

Spotted on Dec 9, 2013
Submitted on Feb 4, 2014

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