Aerial roots on a tree trunk

Aerial roots on a tree trunk

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aerial roots on a tree trunk. These specialised roots (right) ensure that the tree can withstand waterlogging, as they remain above the water when this region is flooded. Photographed in rainforest near Iquitos, Peru.

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