Saturday, January 30, 2010

Epiphytes

The bird's nest, ferns and various orchid species are the most common of the epiphytes seen in the city of singapore. I did not get pictures of any of them, but did manage to get one of this amazing epiphyte high up in the canopy in the nature reserve.
Unlike vines and lianas, epiphytes can be parasitic. They are not rooted to the ground when they start growth, but some eventually reach the ground and send their roots down.

3 comments:

Jasmine said...

We have similar plants. Mistletoe lives on trees too.

Great picture.

Arati said...

interesting, do you have a picture on your blog?

radha said...

It is so nice to have the trees labelled and a description given. Why can't they do it in our botanical gardens as well?