Botany Photo of the Day Dermatobotrys saundersii

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Dermatobotrys saundersii, or tree jockey, has a limited distribution in coastal scarp forests of South Africa and Madagascar. Like the previous Billbergia nutans, it most often grows as an epiphyte (on other plants), though it will sometimes establish in soil. Intriguingly, it is typically epiphytic on decaying trees, often growing within the forks of trunks […]

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