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Cat_tac

Posted on 08/09/2013


Photo taken on January 31, 2008


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nature
Lamington National Park
strangler fig
Queensland
Australia
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vegetation
rainforest
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Strangler Fig.1

Strangler Fig.1
The seeds of the strangler fig are sown through animal (usually bird) droppings in the rainforest canopy. Once they find a host tree, they germinate and slowly begin to grow tentacles that go down the tree and around the trunk. They also grow a canopy of thick leaves. The leaves block the sunlight and serve to rob the host tree of necessary nutrients while the tentacles strangle the tree itself over decades or a couple of hundred years. Finally the host tree is dead and the strangler fig is all that remains in its place.

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Dynamo
Dynamo
fantastic textures...
4 years ago.