Anguilla Fauna: the Air Plant
|From the Anguilla Local News - Site Map.|
Have your ever seen those little 3" high novelty plants they sell in the USA that live on air and require no soil?
In Anguilla they grow wild, and up to 3 feet high and you find them nestled amoung the branches of trees where there is some shade. They catch water in their long fronds, but I don't know where they get their other nutrients from (dust?).
This speciman is located in the Katouche Valley.
Picture courtesy of Vince Cate.
Revised: August 25, 1997
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