- Category: Green Building
- Published on Sunday, 04 September 2011 21:18
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The Belize rainforest is home to epiphytes. Epiphytes like
orchids and bromeliads grow on the tree instead of in the soil.
They hang from trees and get their nutrients from the moisture and dust in the air
Bromeliads, A Plant with Its Own Water Tank; These are plants that collect water in their centers The water forms pools that can support miniature ecosystems! Many of these pools support bacteria, insects, crustaceans, tadpoles, frogs and even birds. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple, Pineapple, the miracle fruit from the Americas. The pineapple has served as both a food and a symbol throughout human history in the Americas