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Stilt roots. Man sitting on the stilt roots of a Ficus andicola tree in a tropical cloudforest (a forest that grows at high altitudes). Stilt roots grow from the trunk (adventitous). They provide extra support to trees in shallow soils or in tropical wetland habitats. Photographed in Pichincha, Ecuador.
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