Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Bauhinia (Monkey Ladder Liana)
Bauhinia (Monkey Ladder Liana)

Scientific Name: Bauhinia liana

Category: Plant

Primary Layer: Understory

Fun Facts:

  • Over 50 vines may grow in a single acre of rainforest
  • The main stems of the liana grows to greater than one foot in diameter.
  • The seedpod of the plant can be as long as 2m (6 feet).
  • The seeds, when released, are occasionally washed all the way to the ocean where they can float for years before coming ashore to propagate.