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DirtyCoconuts 01-24-2020 04:16 PM

pretty cool image of a tree in the rain to get your brain thinking about epiphytes
 
this is a small (35') banyan tree in the parking lot of my office.

it these pics it has been raining, not torrential, but steady for over a day.

there are large portions of the tree that are BONE dry and some that are pooling water.

the magical ecosystem that exists in and on the other plants is AMAZING and a pretty good reminder about how all of our ALWAYS and NEVER rules are largely ignored by Big Mama Earth when she's tending her plants

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f9334b0_4k.jpgSome stuff. Plant related by J Solo, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2cc41a8_4k.jpgSome stuff. Plant related by J Solo, on Flickr

Leafmite 01-25-2020 02:15 AM

Pretty neat. What orchids naturally grow on these trees?

DirtyCoconuts 01-25-2020 09:19 AM

Down here Banyans are usually occupied by Tillys....a lot. I have seen many ‘placed’ orchids thrive in them but unfortunately no natives

Leafmite 01-25-2020 08:39 PM

I am guessing that the orchids would grow where they get what they need and avoid the areas of the tree where they do not. Same with the air plants.


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