A question primarily for our esteemed experts and botanists!
- Subject: A question primarily for our esteemed experts and botanists!
- From: ExoticRainforest <Steve@ExoticRainforest.com>
- Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2010 23:09:09 -0500
Anyone is welcome to chime in on this but I have come up with a small
theory I can neither prove nor discredit. Is this possible?
I recently read a short piece about the bark of trees in the rain forest
being capable of storing nitrogen. In fact, I have read many times that
the trees in the forest suck up the majority of the nutrients created
as leaves, other trees, burned trees and animal debris fall to the
ground and decompose. If this is so then is it possible that
hemiepiphytic and well as epithetic species climb not only to reach
brighter light but also in order to leach some quantity of fertilizer
(nitrogen) from the trees themselves? Is it possible other mineral can
be sucked from the tree by all the roots that grasp the tree's trunk?
For those that may not be aware, an epiphyte and hemispheric species are
plants that live attached to trees. These types of species are very
common in the aroid group.
To me this makes sense but I want to have it scientifically confirmed or
denied before I add any of this info to my own published works.
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