pneumatophore

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an air-filled root (submerged or exposed) that can function as a respiratory organ of a marsh or swamp plant

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'We are unique from other areas as we have Romchek trees that visitors want to see with their aerial roots,' Porsoeun says.
The trick with orchids is not to overwater them - only water when their potting mix is dry or their aerial roots start to turn silvery-grey.
Ficus is a wide-spreading evergreen tree with curtains of aerial roots, shiny grey-green and white-splashed leaves that does extremely well in the UAE heat.
In shifting to the dynamics of the independence movement in the post-Suharto period, Kirksey uses a different metaphor from the plant world: the banyan tree that was and remains the symbol of Suharto's Golkar party, but which is also, as Kirksey explains, a variety of strangler fig: 'They grow up and around host trees, encircling them with a fused lattice of aerial roots' (p.
It is covered in slime mold, it has aerial roots hanging from the ceiling, cave creatures called troglobites can often be found, and most importantly, our group is usually the only one in the cave.
These walls can have plants that grow vertically up steel structures or plants that use their tendrils or aerial roots to attach themselves to walls.
The banyan sprout sends out aerial roots which eventually hit the ground and form other roots.
In general, oil enters mangrove forests at high tide and is deposited on aerial roots and sediment surface when the tide goes down.
After an overview of the Ficus genus, they discuss in turn fruits; leaves; latex; bark, wood, stems; roots, including aerial roots and root bark; fig wasps; and figs and humans.
"Any part of the plant above the ground can be invaded, although it is more common on the ears, the tassels and the nodes than it is on the leaves, the internodes and aerial roots. After the spores mature, the covering becomes dry and brittle, breaks open, and permits the black powdery contents to fall out," the factsheet says.
Don't be tempted to cut off the roots growing outside the pot, as they are aerial roots which absorb moisture from the air, keeping the plant healthy.
association between apogeotropic aerial roots, mycorrhizas and
Climbing plants can grasp by twining, climbing, and catching with aerial roots or thorns or by tendrils.
The plant has aerial roots, which cause it to cling to neighboring trees for support and tower to a height that can top 30 feet.
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