Strangled!!!

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  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Here is one of the species of Ficus known as a strangler fig. This specimen has killed its host, which is now completely gone. There could have been a dangerous critter inside, but I had to stick my hand in, and eventually my head, to get some shots up into the space where the host had rotted away. It is amazing how the strangler has taken on the form of the host it killed.
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not in Vancouver, though, I presume?? Where is it?
     
  3. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Uhh....it was photographed the same place as the Stumper that I just posted, so I don't want to say just yet.
     
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    Beautiful snaps.
     
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    Beautiful form and textures to your pics!
     
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    "Not in Vancouver, though, I presume?? Where is it?"

    Eric ... so it was Burnaby then? hahaha ... all kidding aside, nice photos!

    Cheers, LPN.
     
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    Nice Pics! Wonder how long the fig can hold it's own without the host core strength?
     

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