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Strangler fig


By Pitta

Strangler fig

A rainforest Ficus, strangler fig . a seed is passed through a bird via its droppings onto a high tree branch. the seed germinates , lets down roots from high in the canopy, eventually the roots enter the ground , more roods decend until there are many . over many years the strangler fig begins to enclose the host tree until its dead The fig remains and the host tree rots inside the network of roots.Figs are edible

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That's interesting to read how the trees develop...
Thank you...:o)

23 Oct, 2009


They are an amazing structure.

23 Oct, 2009


That is fascinating!

8 Nov, 2009

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