Buttress roots

Buttress roots

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Caption: Buttress roots on a tree (Family Dipterocarpaceae). Buttress roots help support large trees in tropical forests, where the soil is shallow. An epiphytic vine is growing on one of the flanks (right). Epiphytic plants grow above the ground on other plants. Photographed in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

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