Thursday, January 28, 2010

Vines and Lianas

Twining stems

Woody vines - lianas

Some lianas develop spring like coils to survive even when the two trees they are dependent on sway away from each other.

Lianas provide an important transport system for arboreal creatures like lemurs. Sadly we did not see any of the flying lemurs that inhabit the nature reserve. Too high up in the canopy probably!

To know more about these amazing rainforest lianas, read through this link.

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