Lecanopteris pumila. Stacked layers of old fern...
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Image #cld1100907
SpeciesLecanopteris pumila
LocalityKelantan, Malaysia
DescriptionStacked layers of old fern rhizomes forms a massive clump atop this small tree in the montane forest of Gunung Tahan. Like other Lecanopteris, the hollow rhizomes of this fern are home to a colony of ants which form a mutualistic relationship with the plant. 
Keywordsant | epiphyte | epiphytic | fern | flora | gunung | mutualism | myrmecophyte | myrmecophytic | plant | polypodiaceae | rhizome | tahan

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