Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Clusia (hemi-epiphyte)
Clusia (hemi-epiphyte)

Scientific Name: Clusia sp.

Category: Plant

Primary Layer: Emergent Layer

Fun Facts:

  • This is a hemi-epiphyte, meaning that it is an epiphyte for part of its life and eventually roots into the ground as a vine
  • Flowers are white or cream colored.
  • Roots hang from their host branches and drow down to the soil below.
  • This half epiphyte, half vine has one of the toughest leaves in the Amazon tropical rain forest