January 22, 2011
A Strange-Tripper was complaining that we didn't feature any of the flora of México in our recent series. Okay, how about this "Strangler Fig" (Ficus spp.)? An interesting plant, being an obligatory parasite of palm trees. But the story is well worth reading to find out about its mutual symbiotic pollination/fertilization relationship with a certain species of wasp. Pretty kinky stuff!

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