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|A rain forest can be very dificult to walk through without a trail. I was amazed at how entangled things can get - and these are not easily cleared out.|
A liana is a woody climber  that starts at ground level, and uses trees to climb up the canopy where they will spread from tree to tree to get as much light as possible. Lianas are especially characteristic of tropical moist deciduous forests and rainforests. These climbers often form bridges between the forest canopy, connect the entire forest and provide arboreal animals with paths across the forest. There are also temperate lianas, however, for example the members of the genus Clematis. Well-known lianas include Monkey Ladder and Water Vine.
Note that "liana" is not a taxonomic grouping, but rather a description of the way the plant grows, and lianas may be found in many different plant families.
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- [2006-12-17 17:53]
Parece inexpugnable este bosque de lianas. Además parecen muy fuertes. Curiosísima planta muy bien fotografiada. Sólo faltan unas zarzas para bloquear hasta al mismísimo diablo!
Un saludo, José M.
- [2006-12-18 4:25]
What a interesting post! i don't belive i've seen pictures of strictly only lianas on TN before :) TFS.
Very nice sharpness here, but especially DOF, which gives a great perspective of how thhick in vegetation this place really is.
A charmig composition with all these wavy lines allover the frame.
Bravo and TFS
I really like this. The liana could be a really confusing image, but your shallow DOF has helped simplify the image. I really enjoy how I can spend quite a while lost in the many tangled lines! Thanks!
Sólo le falta el "AAAAAAAAhhhhhhh, aaaAAAHHHHH, de Tarzán...
Menudo mundo tan intrincado.
UN saludo y feliz año.