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ficus sp.. Roots of a Strangler Fig surround a host...
Photo Details
Image #: DSC_0112-10001
Species: ficus sp.
Location: Belum, Perak
Description: Roots of a Strangler Fig surround a host tree in the Belum rainforest. Starting off as a small epiphyte from the top of the tree, the ficus roots makes it's way downwards to secure itself in the earth for nutrients. Then slowly while growing upwards towards the canopy top for sunlight, the plant further surrounds and strangles which eventually leads to the death of it's host tree.