In the rainforest the strangler fig germinates only in the branches of a host tree from the seed deposited by birds. Many roots are sent down and they gradually envelope and strangle the host tree leaving the fig in its place.

Strangler Fig (Ficus spp)

In the rainforest the strangler fig germinates only in the branches of a host tree from the seed deposited by birds. Many roots are sent down and they gradually envelope and strangle the host tree leaving the fig in its place.

epiphyte hemi-epiphyte strangler tree

Author(s)Adrian Jones
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2003-12-03
AlbumFlora > Trees/Shrubs/Vines
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