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Re: Acc. ephiphytes.

In a message dated 06/18/2000 10:55:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
ju-bo@email.msn.com writes:

<<SO--though I did not observe this myself, I
see no reason why a seed of a species like one of these could NOT be
deposited and germinate in a suitable tree crotch or hole in a trunk, then
the seedling would grow to a suitable point on the trunk or branch, where it
would then grow into the birds nest shape, needing no contact with the
ground. >>

Julius et al.,

Reminds me of the very unusual situation in Greensburg, Indiana where a
deciduous tree had germinated in a gutter high on the county courthouse's
roof! It grew so large and had become a popular tourist postcard so that the
county routinely trimmed it into dimensions that did not exceed the
weight-bearing ability of the gutter and soffit! It was there for decades -
and may still be!

    Jim Langhammer

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