Strangler Figs at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

The strangler fig starts life as a tiny seed in the rainforest canopy.  It begins to grow on the forest floor and as it grows, the fig gradually wraps itself  around a host tree.
These strangler figs we viewed from the boardwalk at the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre near Port Macquarie, make an interesting pattern on their host trees as they grow and widen, their size and strength evident as they slowly surround the host’s trunk.

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