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Strangler fig, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Strangler fig, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

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Uploaded 22 Nov 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Strangler fig is the common name for a number of tropical and subtropical plant species, including some banyans and unrelated vines, including among many other species: They all share a common "strangling" growth habit that 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. These plants begin life as hemiepiphytes, when their seeds, often bird-dispersed, germina ...
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