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dischidia rafflesiana. This myrmecophytic epiphyte harbors ants...
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Image #: DSC_0579-70001
Species: dischidia rafflesiana
Location: Sarawak, Malaysia
Description: This myrmecophytic epiphyte harbors ants in its pod-like leafs. As with many other dischidia species, this plant has a symbiotic relationship with arboreal ants which use the hollow root filled pods as shelters and a place to store food. In turn, the plant benefits from nutrients and carbon dioxide produced by the ants.
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